We have placed more and more burden on our Public Works budget and given it less and less of our tax dollars. Water Services has not had a rate increase since 1996 which was ok for a while. Now, if we don’t start putting capital in that system we may find ourselves in the same boat as Atlanta, GA and Franklin, TN. It was not the drought that forced Atlanta and Franklin and many other cities in the Southeast into water rationing it was their craven lack of planning and investment.
So, here are a few rules to live by: 1. Stuff that makes our city work; water and sewer lines, roads, bridges and sidewalks costs money; 2. That stuff rarely gets cheaper with time; 3. When it breaks it costs a whole lot more to fix than just keeping it running right in the first place; 4. It isn’t a problem that will ever go away.
So I’d like a new sewer line with my name on it, please.
She points out that Water Services hasn’t had an increase since 1996 . Keep in mind, Evans represents one of the most the most affluent districts in Davidson County, yet she pretty much lays out a pretty strong case for a water rate increase.
Even though I’m a borderline Republican, and I’m never too crazy about tax or rate increases, you have to admire Evans’ willingness to lay it all out there on the internutty for all to see. And, like I said, she makes a pretty good case.
Harding Academy got so ticked off at her for not
being in their pocket voting the way they wanted her to, they put up their own candidate against her in the last election. She kicked his butt.
If you haven’t yet added her blog to your blogrolls, please do.
Oh, and Emily – If you’d make a habit of shooting spit-wads at Eric Crafton during council meetings, I’d vote for you for mayor.