We get it. Not everyone loves Nora Jones. Not everyone wants to participate in the festivities.
We also understand that the summertime fountain shows can annoy some who live near the stadium’s boom boxes. Night after night of anything can get monotonous.
But here’s the rub — these events bring business and guests to downtown Grand Haven. They make the city what it is: a thriving place to live, work and visit.
City officials, trying to keep in mind both the comfort of residents and the necessity of great events, are considering solutions. We urge them to look into low-cost technological fixes that will work.
FM transmitters and more localized speakers would be great for the fountain show, while some remote outdoor speakers would be terrific for downtown shopping.
These are all doable fixes to dampen the most obnoxious strains of Nora Jones. But the last thing any of us should want is to dampen downtown events.
So, let’s stop complaining and start collaborating to figure out how to best serve us all.
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