Triangle Square in Costa Mesa should be named Oxymoron Plaza, and should be the first city budget issue debated ("Budget is talk of 1st debate," Aug. 20). An oxymoron is something that doesn't make sense. Does it make sense to cut the services in a city that has its central plaza laying fallow?
The design and the leases have always been in question. Who would lease the bottom part to a natural foods store in the middle of an exhaust factory (the lower level of the parking lot)? Why not locate an electronic store (like Fry's) in that space or some type of store that has a big return customer draw? Who would put in elevators that end of different levels? Before the recession there were several successful businesses there. If Mother's Market has the tenacity to upgrade in the middle of an economic downturn, why not the city of Costa Mesa?