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Marion Blackburn and other city council members work together creating a timeline of events for the future of the city of Greenville during the city planning meeting held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.   (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)
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Marion Blackburn and other city council members work together creating a timeline of events for the future of the city of Greenville during the city planning meeting held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

City focused on economic development

By Wesley Brown

The Daily Reflector

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Editor’s note: The Daily Reflector is taking a two-part look at how the Greenville City Council is doing on its six strategic goals for 2012. Part two will run in Monday’s paper.

 


In her first order of business as Greenville city manager, Barbara Lipscomb said to her administrative assistant Donna Raynor, “let’s send out progress reports and see what we get back.”

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*it matters not what the city

*it matters not what the city thinks they are trying to do to "improve" greenville--it will still be costly to the taxpayers. *go back and look at an old 2nd and 3rd grade social studies book where they teach about "wants" and "needs". *what greenville WANTS and what greenville NEEDS may be two different things. *IT'S SO EASY TO SPEND OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY. CITIZENS OF GREENVILLE HAVE WORKED HARD FOR THE TAXES TAKEN FROM THEM. *TO THE CITY POWERS THAT BE--WHY DON'T YOU FIND OUT FROM THE CITIZENS WHAT THEY WANT BEFORE YOU DREAM UP THESE COSTLY PROJECTS? *BY THE TIME THE PUBLIC IS ALLERTED TO YOUR PLANS, MOST OF THE DECISIONS ARE ALREADY MADE---BY SOMEONE?

This is economic development ? Nonsense !

This month, the council will vote on three major construction projects in each of the three fields. They include: "■Exploring partnerships to build a centralized parking deck downtown in the vicinity of Cotanche and Third streets. ■Reviewing three potential sites for the construction of the Greenville Transportation and Activity Center, a centrally located transfer station for area transit. ■Deciding on a contractor to build the city’s new Emergency Operations Center, the architectural drawings of which have been finalized and bid out to firms." Seems to be just more government spending. Where is the private sector that creates the jobs?

The gravy train

ended at my house in 2009. No wasteful spending here anymore. Basics is the motto now. And I am tired of our government wasting what little money they have. Remember who spent what because it's going to come home to roost!

Who does the city think it is

Who does the city think it is fooling by changing the name of the over priced bus station to the"Greenville Transportation and Activity Center"?Probably most people. And to keep funding the Greenways,talk about a waste of taxpayer money. You're looking at the "progressive" approach to government and how to spend and waste tax money.The "free lunch" by the taxpayers will run out eventually.

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