An estimated $5 million for a vanity project, which probably will end up being $7 million with cost overruns, in order to create an obvious bottleneck in downtown Davis on a major thoroughfare.
Hmm. And we’re being sold this project at a time when the city streets are long overdue for paving. Which, if done properly, would cost at least $15 million.
And we’re being sold this discretionary project in a year that we’re to vote on yet another tax increase because the city coffers are bare?
I’m sorry, but I don’t get it. There is something wrong with city priorities when basic maintenance is neglected and discretionary projects that are experimental are funded, and all while there’s been no ongoing monetary set-aside for obviously necessary maintenance.
Voting in yet another tax increase in this context is probably the last thing I’m inclined to do.