Another excellent Letter to the Editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram daily newspaper.
Thank you Mr. Hulvey, for saying what everyone is thinking.
Back-thumping on our dime
An article in the Aug. 22 Star-Telegram said the Fort Worth City Council is considering increases in 25 fees and, in some cases, decreases in service to make up for the shortfall in funding, which was its fault to begin with.
The residents do not make the budget and do not spend the city funds. The City Council made the decisions to spend the money, in some cases money it didn’t have, and now it wants taxpayers to pay for its mistakes.
At a time when money is tight and unemployment is still high, the city is going ahead with participation in the Trinity Uptown project just to satisfy a few people’s egos. The cost is going to go out of sight, just like the Tarrant County College District’s Trinity River Campus did.
We need the Trinity Uptown project about as much as Fort Worth needs another politician. That money could be used more effectively than for some back-thumping project the politicians can brag on.
— Edward A. Hulvey Sr