Archive for May 2nd, 2009

In reference to the Recorder’s article today concerning the Chalmers petition being circulated, I was either misquoted or chose my word incorrectly. I don’t consider the petition objective, but rather selective, and had said so to the reporter.

What is correct is that I am disappointed that certain individuals would work so hard against a project that could be so positive for our community. One-hundred-eighty new residences will generate revenue in the way of property taxes down the line, more immediately in water/sewer fees, and in sales tax (hypothetically, people that live here will shop here) that will significantly benefit the City as a whole and the County. As has repeatedly been shown in other communities, rehabilitation of a historic structure will spur revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood and downtown.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

– Mark Twain, 1835-1910

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“If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.”

– Anatole France

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