Santa Fe Style
The area around Fountainhead Rock on the corner of Water and Don Gaspar was purposefully blighted by the City of Santa Fe. Local government not only allowed hard drug dealers to openly sell and publicly use drugs, but I think the City actually encouraged and promoted this neighborhood destroying behavior in that location by turning a blind eye to the violence, aggressive panhandling, verbal assaults on women and tourists and having a childish permissive attitude toward phony buskers, dogs, and anyone with a backpack.
In 2010 under the guise of repairing Fountainhead Rock, the City allowed the misuse of public funds to construct a “Stonemasons’ Monument” hundreds of feet away from the fountain. Without drawings or a survey, neither without permits nor with a Historic Design Review or even Art Commission approval, the City Administration allowed someone to put up a “monument” on downtown City property.