You might've heard grumbling about the city of Tracy's newest plan to help stimulate businesses locally -- in this case, spending up to $75,000 in tax money to figure out ways to help make the West Valley Mall more attractive.
But if the griping comes from a person who also complains the city doesn't do enough to attract businesses and jobs, you might feel entitled to tell them to kindly shut it.
For years, I and many others have asked the city of Tracy to be more business-friendly, to focus on economic development that wasn't simply building more houses. Spending money to determine the best approach, as the city has done in this instance, is just one of the many ways to accomplish that goal. Building a commercial base typically doesn't come without expense.
In other words: This is exactly what we asked for.