For the record, we favored a proposal to move the Hustonville Road entrance to Danville Manor Shopping Center farther north to about where the Long John Silver Seafood Shoppe is now located.
By voting 3-2 against the proposal in January, the Danville City Commission may have missed a good opportunity to improve what everyone agrees is a dangerous traffic situation around the intersection of Hustonville Road and Danville Bypass. It should be noted, however, that by creating an entrance that was less dangerous to motorists, the proposal might have been more dangerous to pedestrians coming and going from Danville Cinemas and other tenants in the shopping center. At any rate, the proposal had promise and merited further study, at the least.
That does not mean we agree, however, with an ethics complaint filed last week against Mayor John W.D. Bowling by Ron Jackson, chair of Danville Citizens for Good Government. The local group, which was formed after the forced resignation of former city manager Steve Biven, has done some good work in bringing possible ethics violations to the attention of the Danville ethics board, but we wouldn't consider last week's complaint about Bowling to be one of their better efforts.