Tuesday letters: City needs money to fund basics
03/25/2014 12:00 AM
03/24/2014 11:45 PM
Walda Wildman raises very troubling issues in her March 6 letter (“Answers needed on baseball stadium funding”), and being a CPA, she knows about such things. She asks critical questions about where the money will come from for basic city needs.
We absolutely must repair our broken sewer system, we need more police cars, we need to maintain our parks and fire stations. But neither the mayor nor any of the other three council members who voted to borrow tens of millions of dollars to build a stadium have told us where the money to do these things will come from.
Mayor Steve Benjamin and councilmen Sam Davis, Cameron Runyan and Brian DeQuincey Newman have an obligation to provide credible answers to these concerns. If they cannot meet that obligation, then they must change their vote on the second reading. To do otherwise would be a serious violation of the trust placed in them by the voters.
Paul W. Beazley
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.