BID's Memorial Day Plans Criticized
The Granada Hills Business Improvement District is planning a celebration in downtown GH today, but not everyone is excited. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council Member (and sometime Giga Granada Hills contributor) Brad Smith criticized BID's decision to hold a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day, a day that Smith said should be reserved for commemoration of war dead, not for a celebration of commerce. "With all due regard for the good that the GHIA/BID has accomplished when it comes to the streetscape on Chatsworth Street, Memorial Day is not the day to cheapen with boosterism," Smith said, adding that it would have been more appropriate to have scheduled the event on Saturday or Sunday. Giga Granada Hills contacted Brian Miller of Granada Hills BID, but Miller did not respond to a request for comment.