Council moves ahead with major projects
Original post made on Apr 16, 2009
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on Apr 16, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Transferring the $1 million debt payment for City Hall from the General Fund to another Fund is NOT a cut in expenses, it is merely a part of the very old 'shell game' that politicians love to play. It should instead come from the $2 million to be taken from reserves.
on Apr 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm
$9 million for ball fields on Garcia Avenue is ridiculous.
1. That is a terrible place to put ball fields, it is way too windy and cold.
2. Artificial turf does not make a good playing surface and it is not natural. Injuries occur more frequently on such surfaces.
3. Why does Mountain View have to provide Sports Leagues with 'curb service'? In other cities the Leagues provide the maintainance and upkeep of the fields. They also fund any buildings, like snack shacks, bleachers, restrooms, etc. I'm not against athletic fields, in fact I think the city needs more of them. I don't see how the MVLA League gets by with one little dinky field.
on Apr 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm
Does the City of Mtn.View really need a $10 million fire station on Shoreline Blvd, north of Hwy 101?
How many calls/responses to emergencies has this temporary location received in the past couple of years since it's opening?
Was this station conceived a few years ago when the city was flush with extra $$$'s?
How much will this station add to our budget difficulties in the coming years?