Pushing against the will of The People

HART board pushes back on taxpayers

“The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.

They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.”

– Albert Camus –

Another HART Board meeting, another report; still pushing the Tampa Choo-Choo against the will of the People of Hillsborough County.

Do the two highly-paid consulting firms (at least one from out-of-town) really think that by calling the voter-killed project a “demonstration” line that it could be magically brought back to life; built, operated, maintained and with enough spare money to replace the train, rail and stations when they wear out in 35 years?

Do they really think light-rail can now be built for less than HALF the $120 million cost per mile they had forecast just last October? If the costs keep coming down like that, soon they won’t need county taxpayers to fund downtown Tampa Only Development (TOD).

The HART Board should just listen to The People and put down that rock.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

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3 Responses to “Pushing against the will of The People”

  1. What part of NO do they not understand? Why can’t they just take a breather and ruminate on the meaning of “no”…nyet, negatory, huh-uh, don’t think so…NO! But almost the day after the elections when the people spoke, they were re-thinking how to re-package. Train envy lives..everybody else has one and we have to, too.

  2. Marilyn Smith Says:

    sorry for the poor spelling….
    HITTING THE MULE IN THE HEAD WITH A BOARD…THE THDEC IS GETTING THE VITAL INFO WHICH WE HAVE PAID $950k 2002-2010, AND THEY COULD NOT IDENTIFY THE LARGEST ECONOMIC ENGINES ON THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDS.

    These people are using the same methods which have FAILED in the recent past; and, now they are looking for a better outcome…USING THE SAME TRITE WORN OUT PATTERN AND INFORMATION… oh my

  3. Marilyn Smith Says:

    IT IS APPARENT…THE MULE METHOD OF MAKING THE POINT UNDERSTOOD.
    The trainer his the mule in the head with a BOARD.

    In this case…WE THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO VOTE NO AGAIN, AGAIN, AND AGAIN. Yep, thoee out of town people have failed before, case in point the CURRENT THEDC PRESENTATION…what does NEW JERSERY POOBAHS know?
    Not much, they can even find the largest engines on the WEST COAST OF FLORIDA….

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