Re: "Plan would ban boats near Open" (TNT, 4-8).
Every time I read of another restriction placed on the taxpaying citizens of University Place, I have to wonder who is pulling the strings of the City Council.
From the removal of the dog park and the ban on parking on private property to no food trucks or vendors and now a 1,000-yard restriction on the water, it would seem that unless the U.S. Open organization makes money from it, all activities are being banned.
To my way of thinking, this last ploy was meant on ensuring that no one could watch anything without paying, and the worn-out use of the "potential criminal and terrorist activity" threat was an excuse.
Considering that this golf course was paid for and subsidized by the citizens, the only ones who seem to be making any money are the backers of the U.S. Open.