Valpo putting money into glitz, not infrastructure

2013-12-02T00:00:00Z Valpo putting money into glitz, not infrastructure nwitimes.com
December 02, 2013 12:00 am

I see the Fit City is giving us fits again.

On Oct. 28, the mayor said, "The rate increases will pay for water and sewer line work that has been neglected."

So during that time what direction were we led? Down pathways, parks, streetscapes, scary-go-rounds or, as a city councilman stated in a Nov. 14 article, "Projects totaling about a half a billion dollars" were crammed down our throats. We weren't allowed to vote on them as citizens. (Can you hear those aging water lines age even more?)

Also, a Nov. 12 article proclaimed, "Valpo plans temporary loan of $5 million." It seems we run out of money every year. Wonder why?

Look at all those projects we are told are funded by federal grants with a 20 percent local match. The feds throw the money at us, and we grab it gleefully. Don't we indirectly contribute to our massive federal debt?

Think about this next time your basement floods and your household pipes corrode from hard water. 

- George Warnock, Valparaiso

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