The Town Of Brookfield Channels Pleasantville
The women living in the Town of Brookfield better look out. Pretty soon, they'll find themselves being replaced by more "perfect" models ala "The Stepford Wives".
Across the country, La Quinta is sprucing up the look of it's 357 hotels by giving them a new coat of paint. This has upset the bureaucrats on the Town of Brookfield Architectural Control Committee (think about the Town Council in the movie "Pleasantville") because they don't like the stripes. By the way, the hotel is located around a series of strip malls near the I-94 Blue Mound-Barker roads exit.
I'm sure the folks on the Architectural Control Committee are nice people. At the same time, it's also apparent that they have way too much time on their hands. It's also pretty clear that, as often happens with petty bureaucrats, they've let what little power they have go to their heads.
I understand that a community has an interest in preventing eyesores. At the same time, the new paint job at the hotel is far from an eyesore. Frankly, the problem seems to be less with the hotel and more with the people who are making decisions in Brookfield.
The Aldi's flap made Brookfield the laughingstock of the region. I imagine that the La Quinta "paint scandal" will play out the same way.
Welcome to the Town of Stepford, I mean, Brookfield, where everything is pleasant - and no buildings have stripes.