Letter: Wasteful city spending
Oh, come on now, isn’t the Main Street project getting a little stupid? I think so. Two hundred thousand dollars for PR people seems like the city is looking for places to waste money.
I have watched this project go from simple to complicated and wasteful and from $6 million to $7 million and now to $10.3 million and rising. The $200,000 PR money will be coming out of a different fund; is that to hide the ever-rising cost? My math says that now the cost is $10.5 million, no matter which account the money comes from.
Somebody shake the city councilors. They seem to have had way too much Kool-Aid. Maybe we should do some tunnels like Boston; that worked well.
We have other issues, too. The city government was totally surprised the other day when it was revealed that the parking garage will need maintenance, after only 30 years – who wudda thunk? It will have to wait until after Main Street, one mastermind concluded. What about the Sewalls Falls bridge? The city council expressed frustration that it will take so long.
Well, we can’t spend money on important stuff until we have wasted enough money on Main Street, can we? And Penacook, another waste fest, Can’t we just have a smooth street?
And Concord residents ask, why are your taxes so high? So, how do you like the representation you are getting?
FYI, I live in Boscawen but I am a taxpayer in Concord.