Thursday, August 10, 2006

Spring Baseball is good for Sarasota

In case you are not aware of it, Spring Major league baseball is in danger of being thrown a real curve by the Sarasota city commission.

The Cincinnati Reds ( our team) needs new facilities. They are willing to chip in about 10 million dollars. The State will give us another 15 mil. The City which I think is awash in funds because of property value increases the last few years is balking. Who are the geniuses anyway? Certainly not business folks who know anything about economics and business.

How can we continue to elect retired school teachers and "socially responsible" nerds to the Commissions of this area?

Our local commissions spent 15 million dollars for parks last year. When is the last time you went to a park or drove by a park and saw anyone there using the facilities? (By the way, take the park lands and build some afforable housing)

If we lose the Reds we lose a big economic draw for the area. Call someone today and let them know how you feel. After all its your city - and your money. You just don't get to spend it - just pay it.

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