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LET’S MOVE DORNEY PLAZA
After reading the article, “Building one entrance for court buildings could cost over $3M” in Wednesday’s Courier, I think in this era of the need for heightened security, the time has come to move Dorney Plaza away from the courthouse area.
Security is a real concern when it comes to courthouses. The courthouse, municipal building, and the probate and juvenile court should have improved, shared security.
Most cities don’t have a large public space mingled with a courthouse/government center because of real security concerns. Domestic and criminal cases can have some inherent and sudden danger involved caused by high tension and emotions.
I would hate to see or hear about someone getting seriously hurt or killed because they were enjoying a public event in Dorney Plaza at the same time a criminal escapes custody, someone takes extreme exception to losing custody of their kids, or someone is tired of being told by the city what they can’t do with their property.
Dorney Plaza was created by closing two streets off that surrounded the courthouse, so the name could be moved to another piece of property downtown.
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