Bridge celebration to cost $5.6 million State, National, International, posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of the Vintage Hills Elementary School neighborhood, on Feb 8, 2013 at 9:26 am Kathleen Ruegsegger is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
This was covered in local papers today. The most stunning of comments from Sacramento:
"That said, this is the public's bridge and they deserve this once-in-a-century opportunity to walk on their bridge. If it takes some public dollars to make it a safe event, then so be it. I'm not going to second-guess the experts about what that should cost." Web Link
I'm not sure why anyone needs to "walk on their bridge" rather than drive over their bridge. And isn't it good to know no one will "second-guess the experts" about costs. Why not just charge each of the 125,000 participants $45 and cover the whole tab?
Doesn't Governor Brown's train to nowhere or those tunnels need some funding? Aren't there any highways in need of repair?
Posted by Jill, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Feb 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm
I think the government has completely lost it. We have all this pension and retiree debt, can't afford new schools without taxing the people more, and they want to spend $5.6 million on a party? Talk about arrogance.
Posted by Libertarian, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Wow, where in the Constitution does it say anything about govt throwing parties and bashes? The absolute last thing we should be doing is making people feel good about their state while we're all toiling under Democrat Party tyranny.