The O suggests that this is a strategic ploy to come to some sort of compromise. I hope not, the sign should either be a public property or it should go away.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Economist's Notebook: The White Stag Sign Redux
Randy Leonard has suggested that the city condemn the "Made in Oregon" sign and take ownership of it to prevent the University of Oregon from changing the wording of the sign. I have blogged about the public goods nature of the sign before: there are good economic reasons for public control over the sign as it is something that affects all Portlanders. Bravo to Commissioner Leonard for being a good public steward and boo to the U of O for being a bad citizen. Their hubris is unbecoming and unhelpful.