Police protection, streets to drive on, fire protection, etc.. That is what cities are for, not a few determining and buying art they deem in needed with tax money. Are you kidding me, the city needs to be in the art business? Is this a comedy page?
Also this is from wiki concerning Cowboy Stadium: "Cowboys Stadium is the only NFL stadium that is completely inaccessible via public transportation, including bus, light rail, or people mover systems. The only way to get to the stadium is via car or private shuttle. The stadium is situated in an area of Arlington that is predominantly residential. Thus, traffic congestion and infrastructure are not adequate to handle the crowds, leading to major delays during events. Many of the neighborhoods in the surrounding areas do not have sidewalks, leading to dangerous situations for pedestrians. The stadium is not near the major urban cores of Fort Worth or Dallas, leading to a diminished fan experience outside the stadium's walls. On September 1, 2012, thousands of fans were forced to wait hours after the Alabama vs Michigan football game for cab rides, due to lack of transportation infrastructure. This led to multiple hour long waits for thousands of event goers."
You left that part out,so all of that lovely art money could have been used to provide some essentials, exactly what the art naysayers are proposing, PROVIDE THE ESSENTIALS FIRST! And yes, lots of tax money was used in the building of the stadium.
nucanuck, look, Robin Smith is not a gang member, thank you very much. She is expressing, in her opinion, some constructive information so everyone can incorporate it into the total equation. If you, nucanuck, knows so much, why don't YOU fill us in with your total knowledge of the fix to gang violence. Please share in detail so we can pass the solution around and make you a hero. Standing by with anticipation of your wisdom and solution! By the way, nucanuck, why haven't you stepped forward and already fixed it since everyone else has no clue? I'll bet you could get a big reward if your complete wisdom and knowledge is as good as you portray it to be.
You forgot to mention the guy running the wars for the past few years and his team. Why did you do that since you are talking about the "the next war"? Don't you agree the people in charge for the past 4 years and the next 4 years need to be mentioned?
If not for the conservative watcher types this area would be a complete and utter sewer of political incest and abuse, really, worse than it is now. Doing personal stuff, especially re-election stuff while on the clock and using government property to do it is a BIG no no. He and his pals knew that and broke the law anyway. Needs to be held to account, easy.
jjmez, if you think an article saying a wasteful office that has had numerous audits saying there is abuse is hate, well, that is your right. If you believe that people commenting that the same office is costing more than it benefits the city and citizens is hate, again that is your right. However if your family and friends read stories like, http://www.tfponline.com/news/2013/mar/15/police-investigate-2-shootings/ maybe that may have a little influence as to whether they visit or not, more than we bringing attention to an office for losing millions of dollars on projects within it's care and keeping, for what ever reason. Easy.
I can't believe how easily led some of you are. You talk about Missy's beauty, the cities "culture", how the lady in question in this article is so deserving of a $100,000 PLUS job. Are you kidding me?
Did you even read the article these opinions are based upon? Here are some excerpts:
:For starters, because of EAC's mismanagement of the Tivoli Theatre and Memorial Auditorium, the two city-owned venues regularly lose nearly a million dollars a year. This fiscal year, taxpayers will have to shell out an estimated $805,000 to bail out the insolvent performance halls.
In December, it was reported that city auditors discovered misappropriated funds at the venues and lax financial controls over cash and checks that left an as-of-yet undetermined amount of money unaccounted for. It was at least the fourth time since 2005 city auditors approached EAC with many of the same problems."
This ALONE is enough to have her totally fired and a criminal investigation started. You talk about being paranoid, being paranoid is based on an assumed or fictional threat, and does not apply to a situation where you have certified auditors, certifying the losses. Then you have her admitting to starting and running a business using city resources and getting paid by the city to do so. I does not matter to most of us about her porn career, we all have done stuff we may or may not do now, yet her consistent misuse of her office, that the taxpayers pay every single dime for, cannot be tolerated. The NEW city council is on the right track, abolish the office and investigate where the money went. That is what is supposed to happen when you work for the taxpayers. Good article and that is what investigative reporting is, from some of your comments I can tell you have never seen real investigative reporting and have no idea how to comprehend the truth since you've been fed only lies your whole life.
Chip Henderson District 1, is the better choice.
Roger Tuder is the best District 2 selection.
Neither of my choices are government entrenched like the TFP selections.
Also, Satterfield is not government entrenched or in the pockets of the TIF freeloaders, he is the best choice. I'm afraid Berke is a replay of Littlefield, since he has worked hand in hand with the TIF people getting legislation on board for Mallen, Chazen and others that own the old Wheland property. The same people involved with the TIF fiasco for Aetna Mtn. Road. The very same people, what does that tell you?
These people give themselves an interesting and harmless name like River City, Black Creek Mountain, On the List, it goes on and on, yet they are the biggest tax money inheriters in society. Google, River City, Wamp, Mallen, Stein, Chazen either separate or in any configuration and you will see who is benefiting from you tax payers so much that you'll be broke from now on. They are your big-shot attorneys, developers, government medians. I challenge any of you to do so and you will see a connection from beginning to end.
Hey 123, Read the article while pretending you aren't pregnant with Obama's baby and you may be able to realize it makes sense.
Forget Littlefield, the freak is done. Make sure Chattanooga doesn't have a repeat and vote against anyone Littlefield supports in ANY election!