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Cartoon Strip Nota Bene by Leonardo Looks at Salem ParkingGlen Bledsoe Salem-News.com
In this second installment of Nota Bene by Leonardo, Salem-News.com Cartoonist Glen Bledsoe illustrates issues relating to downtown parking in Oregon's capitol city.
Nothing beats an artist's interpretation of a local political issue. We usually only see national and international life portrayed through comic strips. Times are changing though, and now local artist Glen Bledsoe has joined the Salem-News.com team to deliver insightful perspective through the clever use of imagery and art.
This week, Nota Bene by Leonardo addresses parking in Salem. This is a subject of many perspectives to say the least. Merchants have varying views, as do downtown shoppers and local professionals who work downtown.
The creation of the Salem Convention Center continues to be a sore subject to some, while others see it as a success story. The decision to build the center was difficult, and many believe that a capitol city needs this kind of environment for a number of reasons.
Either way, there has been conflict since the notion began regarding how it would affect downtown, and that conversation continues...
The frame immediately below is an illustrator viewer. Just click on it once and the background changes slightly, then hover over the top right or left of the image and arrows will appear allowing you to progress through the comic, or go back.
Here is installment 2: Nota Bene by Leonardo "Between Parking and Prosperity," by Glen Bledsoe on Salem-News.com
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