Jerry Nelson 
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Re: “For Parcel 5: a theater topped by apartments

Tom Janowski - It isn't just that our elected officials fail to learn from the civic development mistakes of their predecessors, it's that they and their media supporters literally hype the hell out of every project and declare them successes before the first shovel of earth is turned. It's that questions and dissent are sidelined into one or two poorly-publicized public hearings. It's that those cheerleading the projects find on-going outlets in the local media for their blue sky visions while dissenters are reduced to writing Letters to the Editor, which tend to be left unpublished. And finally, it's that no matter how much of a fiscal fiasco the projects collapse into, no one is held accountable either by the voters or the media and we march merrily along to the next pre-ordained success.

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Posted by Jerry Nelson on 04/09/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “For Parcel 5: a theater topped by apartments

Tom Janowski - As my grandpappy used to say, the trick is to know who's a visionary, and who's just seeing things. I'm still waiting for "visionary" Bill Johnson to be held accountable for wasting tens of millions of our tax dollars on a ferry that was obviously doomed from the start. Likewise the millions that went down the drain with High Falls. We dodged a bullet when RenSquare crashed and burned. And the jury is still out on the proto-boondoogle housing and hotel project in Charlotte. Now it appears that we're going in the tank for millions for the performing arts center.

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Posted by Jerry Nelson on 04/08/2017 at 3:54 PM

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