Why not just build a walk way over the street instead of closing it? Ever been to the medical center in Houston? They are everywhere, are enclosed so you are out of the elements and they are safe. Think outside of the box people.
As per usual ................1. City staff (Mayfield, et.al.), is paid by the tax payers to come up with a plan against the tax payer's wishes.2. Tax payers work, without pay, on their own time, to collect 70 signatures to present to their elected representatives expressing their wishes and point of view.3. Elected officials tell tax payers; 'We don't care what YOU want, we are going to do what WE want to do!"
So the next time someone suggests that you, "get involved in 'your' government", you can say ..... "Why bother?"(I would imagine that St. Joseph is tax exempt.)