By Robert Haugh
Last Tuesday, Santa Clara News Online was watching the Santa Clara City Council meeting for important news stories.
If it wasn’t for a few loyal readers, we might have missed what one person wrote in a text: “Kevin Park’s dumbest idea of the year.”
During a discussion of the Citywide Clean Up Campaign, Councilmember Park commented that he had a great idea.
“No tourist site ever needs to make a souvenir item for that tourist site because you just have people who don’t want them anymore to return them,” said Park.
And you can just resell them.
Yup. That’s his great idea.
He described how people in Paris would return Golden Gate Bridge souvenirs to places where they sell Eiffel Towers.
“Then once a year, we would just have an exchange,” said Park seriously.
No one on the Council commented on Park’s idea. City staff was silent.
You can watch Park proudly talk about his idea here.
Park is not known for having much business expertise. But we’ll give him points for creativity.
We also will give him the Santa Clara News Online Jabroni Award.
At the next Council meeting, can someone ask Park if he knows where someone can exchange an I Love NY t-shirt with sweat stains in the armpits?