Wednesday, August 17, 2011
In 2003, the same Corp reported the levees were good, needing only $10 million dollars to fix those that weren't. WHAT happened in the past 8 years? Not much, except the cost of the Trinity River Vision skyrocketed.
Yet another ploy in the boondoggle to try and grab more federal money. Hey project "leaders", the feds don't have any money. Neither do the citizens that you want to pay for the rest.
As for THE PEOPLE, it's time to get YOUR head out of the sand, and their hand out of YOUR wallet.
Read the latest fluff piece in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Don't miss the comments from THE PEOPLE. They speak volumes.
The Army Corps of Engineers rated most of the levees along Fort Worth's Trinity River floodways unacceptable Tuesday but said the levee system is among the best-maintained in the country.
Water district board member Marty Leonard expressed confidence in the partnership between the district and the corps.
"I think we've worked so closely with them through the years and still are continuing to do that that we will not have a problem resolving any issues," Leonard said.
Leonard said she believes that many issues brought up in the inspection may be directly addressed by the Trinity River Vision, the flood-control and economic-development project that will run along the Trinity from the near north side to Gateway Park.