Yes, the lights are pretty. But the total cost of the city's Christmas decorations is well over $100,000, probably closer to $150,000. Where does it end? When is it enough?
Many of us who complain about this because we feel Hall is spending our dollars on the wrong priorities. Give us clean water to drink. Build sidewalks on Clark Road and Monroe street, near the elementary schools, so kids who attend those schools won't have to walk in the street. Nor would adults who walk from Pleasant Ridge to Dollar General have to walk in the street. Spend those dollars to demolish city-owned, abandoned houses in Pleasant Ridge, and clean up all the city-owned lots there. The list of more important uses of taxpayers dollars is very long.
I'm glad there was a large crowd at the activities center Saturday night. Good thing, I guess, because no one is allowed to use those taxpayer-owned facilities on Sunday, as decreed by Mayor Hall. I wish the ACLU would look into this. A few years ago Hall reported to the Redevelopment Commission that the city's lights, etc., brought 40,000 people to the city. Bet you would have had to park in Otisco that year, huh?
Edited by CityBoy, 21 December 2014 - 11:26 AM.