That is what the mayor stated at last nights VB meeting during his police report. Personally I do not think this or any event is dangerous for downtown merchants. However I think some of our elected officials could ruin these events and the merchants revenue. Remember, we enjoy lots of services and a low tax rate because of the downtown business.
An increase in tourists during these events is going to have an increase in some unruly behavior leading to arrests. The increased flow of tourists needs to be managed by the merchants and law enforcement. Letting situations escalate leading to a crisis management approach is no way to make our village a safe and fun place to be. This event is not new, listen to the discussion from last years VB meeting.