Canopies delay not wanted
The city council is apparently keeping an open mind about the future of the Canopies. But unfortunately adopting a wait and see approach may give more opportunity for the decisionmakers to justify not replacing them.
If there is a significant delay between removal and replacement of the Canopies, there would be more inclination to see the benefits of not replacing them, using cost and time as justifying factors.
Also with significant downtime of the Canopies, as time goes by, the issue will go cold, resulting in reduced opposition (to nonreplacement), enthusiasm and motivation to replace them.
If there are two large-scale separate operations – removal and replacement of Canopies - the disruption to the businesses will be two-fold, and there will be two