On his blog, 2nd District Republican City Council hopeful Richard Scarola makes his case.
A couple of highlights:
"$75,000 to install security cameras at Rockwell park. It is at this point I must say something. Weather we were, are or will be the city of parks that money that has already been spent is unjustifiable to me. We have had to increase police presence in Brackett Park for fear or the equipment vandalized and Rockwell has already bee graffiti a few times plus the "Minuteman" who is a monument to all veterans has had his gun bent and been in need of fixing a few times. That is a shame. I see no seniors in Brackett Park ever or in Rockwell. Why? They are afraid to go. So we've spent all this money on parks to get them up to the they used to be 50 years ago and the very people that would still like to use them the most won't because they are afraid."
"There is a $300,000 grant on the books to fix street lights. Yeah the big yellow things that have a red, a yellow and a green bulb in them. I understand equipment wears out over time but again when times are like this you have to make due with what you have. Great, we have a city full of new stoplights so that one of the 12 consulting firms that are coming in to tell us what to do with the mall property will see them."
But I suggest you read his entire entry. It's nice to have a candidate laying it out there for everyone.
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