Kill this sewer project now | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
October 1, 2011 · 12:31 PM
To the editor:
Freeland doesn’t need, and can’t afford, a $40 million sewer.
For all I know, our commercial core may want sewer service. But the extension of this project to residential areas has all the earmarks of a political boondoggle out of control.
It makes no sense to provide “services” to people who don’t need them and can’t afford them, just because you can get grants and loans to do so. Especially when the unaffordable assessments will force so many people to lose their homes.
So far, the only beneficiaries of this nutty project have been the engineering consultants, the public relations consultants, the benefits analysis consultants, the grant writers and the wire-pulling politicians — all playing with other people’s money. These parasitic consultants have gobbled up millions of dollars of our tax money — some of it in the form of loans that we have no way to repay — and produced nothing but a completely impractical plan that will destroy Freeland’s residential neighborhoods.
The people of Freeland need to rise up and kill this project now.
Freeland Advocates for Informed Responsible Solutions