Canopies de­lay not wanted

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

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

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