As economy picks up, so does city spending
Original post made on Jun 14, 2013
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on Jun 14, 2013 at 12:44 am
Yes, improve Bernal Community Park for everyone. Let's get that Grand Meadow for walks and fields for active play.
Great priority ... Please let's not use taxpayer money to put in lawn and water at Pioneer Cemetery on Sunol that just benefits private people.
on Jun 14, 2013 at 2:03 am
I agree with you Chris on the cemetery. A bunch of guys purchased lots in the cemetery for REAL cheap and now they want the taxpayers to pay to have their cemetery with expansive lawns. Those people knew what they were getting when they purchased their plots. In fact, many (all?) of those people bought the plots from the Odd Fellows who owned the cemetery before the city saved the cemetery from complete ruin. They probably spent about $1,000 a plot at a 'fire sale' from the Odd Fellows who were ready to abandon things. I think the city and local service organizations have done a great job in making the cemetery look good. I have been there several times and think that it looks great now. Adding lawns to the cemetery now will only benefit a group of private people who got in and purchased their plots on the cheap.
on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:38 am
One would be remiss to not mention how the city has been less than honest about spending and revenue intake while bargaining with overpaid public workers. Three years of so-called austerity, and now they want to spend like drunken sailors. Well, these sailors have not been on the raging seas for quite some time. Had they their wits about them, rather than being tied to atrociously biased contracts with the new government class - public workers - they'd have noticed that the sea is fraught with giant swells of debt that are inevitably going to crash upon us like an enormous tsunami.