Thursday, February 23, 2012
The stupidity of this is monumental; when it fails, note that COAST was (almost) lone voice in opposition
Yes, it is really happening. The Batshit Crazy City Council has approved $4.4 million to put a glass roof over the courtyard of City Hall and then use it for weddings and conferences.
As COAST has said, this was without any income projections, any operating expense projections, or really any understanding of the engineering involved in the plan.
The City has no idea how much it will cost to light, heat and cool the area. It has no idea how much it will cost for operating staff to reserve the area, set it up, tear it down, clean the area, or anything else.
They just did it. And they did it for one reason: because they can. Because there is virtually no dissent at City Hall. There are only two voices of reason -- Smitherman and Winburn -- and the Mayor, the Manager and the rest of Council just ignore them.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, elections have consequences. And the consequence of the 2011 election is that the voters and taxpayers of Cincinnati are S-C-R-E-W-E-D.