Citizens want to know WHY our money is being committed to the Billion Dollar Boondoggle otherwise know as the Granger Trinity River Vision.
Read what THE PEOPLE have to say in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram letters.
There it was in black and white in Thursday's paper.
The Fort Worth city manager is proposing library cuts of $1.2 million while the Trinity River Vision Authority approved $80.7 million for its 2011 budget.
The article didn't specify how many millions Fort Worth is paying annually to keep this project (Rep. Kay Granger's despotic federal earmark that provides her son an annual six-figure salary) alive, but it's probably more than enough to keep all its libraries and swimming pools open, and to keep their respective personnel with jobs.
Yes, we all know how Granger decries our billowing federal deficit, but it's obvious she can easily turn her head to this $909 million white elephant while the quality of life for her constituents, the people of Fort Worth, continues to steadily decline.
-- Preston Matthiesen, Fort Worth
Opening the Metro section on Thursday, I was aghast at the arrogance of the Trinity River Vision Authority to approve an $80.7 million budget. This boondoggle under the guise of flood control smacks of continuing capital corruption. This bottomless pit of money from the residents of Tarrant County is shameful during these financial turbulent times.
Did I mention that on the same page was, "Library backers ready for a fight"? Not counting the closing of public pools for lack of funds, "the economic downturn has eaten into city revenues so deeply that city officials want to concentrate on core services: police, fire, water, sanitation and roads."
Is anyone listening?
Raise my taxes! Keep my library!
-- Jennie Paget, Fort Worth