Thursday, July 20, 2006

Mill Valley shoots down chess board

The Mill Valley (CA) City Council voted 3-1 to reject the proposal to install a chess board in its town center plaza. Apparently the Council was persuaded by "well thought out" arguments like this:
...others feared giant tour busses would inundate the town, and the resulting traffic would put the children at risk.
{turn on sarcasm} I know I would have been one of the first to book my seat for the cross-country tour bus trip to see the giant chess board. {turn off sarcasm} Idiots!!

Despite the setback, there are always rays of hope. Colonie, NY resident Denis Burke's campaign to have chess tables installed across the Capital District has had some early success.

Related Posts: Size doesn't matter - Save the Mill Valley Chess Board!!

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