I Want Mine
|Tit for Tat. What's good for
the goose is good for the gander. Seems another developer wants his
share of the tax payers money. But why not? If the city is going to give
developer Ed Loy two or three million dollars to build him a road, they
could surely spare fifty grand or so to plant a few flowers and trees
for developer Tracy Roy.
Brookshire may have reached an all time high or low, depending how you look at his statement. He just can't seem to wait to throw away our money. And I'm so sick of hearing this same old worn out mantra about "attracting high quality development." Surely a few trees and flowers in the middle of the street will enhance the quality of development on Adesa Boulevard.
This is what happens when government starts subsiding private developers with tax payer money. Where does it stop? Apparently in Lenoir City, it doesn't. You can bet your bottom dollar, more developers will be lining up with their hands out for free money.
Here's a thought Mr. Brookshire and council. Why not take that flower money and fix the intersection of Adesa Boulevard at Old Hwy. 95. This might not help draw "upscale development" for Mr. Roy, but it sure would improve the safety of the local motoring public, including hundreds of high school students, who must navigate that very dangerous intersection several times a day.
What am I saying? For Brookshire, safety isn't the important thing. "Pretty" is what matters.