City Council has its share of characters, so naturally, one more wouldn't make things look off-kilter downtown. Enter a man from "back East" who would come proposing a plan for a skiing resort in Laredo. Now, this man is no snake oil salesman; he just uses it on his own hair.
He comes with promises of improved tourism and the chance to host winter X Games. And of course the public would be able to use the facility just as soon as they would be able to afford the thousand-dollar gear it takes to enjoy such recreation.
In between the presentation, our city manager chimes in by doing his best to speak too closely to the microphone and spitting all over the audio equipment (see video). And there's the obligatory shot of the mayor voicing his approval, saying that this could be good for the city. But my favorite moment is when KGNS decides to provide us with their own push poll wherein they ask the public: would you want a snow park, or a water park?
We know what the public is going to say, yet they continue with their little water park cheerleading. OK, we get it -- KGNS wants a water park.
At this point it seems like City Council is biting off more than it can chew. I mean really, we don't even have a decent skate park in a city that is know for its love of concrete. Show me that you can host the Warped Tour or the urban X Games and then we can talk.