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Low-income housing projects are big For-Profit businesses. This complex is no longer owned by the church but by a separate LLC. Over 30% of the costs of this project are 'soft' costs? What- like consulting fees and salaries? A $4.5 million renovation project is now over $10 million? Yeah, this outfit should continue paying property taxes.
The control tower controls GROUND traffic. No tower means all pilots are on the honor system when landing and taking off. It means they use "see and avoid". What if they don't see the other plane, or the deer, or the truck on the runway?
I don't have to have anyone give me the facts. I can Google, I can read and this not a complex issue. It's simply common sense. For $500,000 a year, we can continue to offer the safest possible landing, taxiing and take off conditions for the 200 people and the planes that use the airport every day. To not assume that responsibility on a local basis is just hoping for the best. If the worst ever happens because we have an unmanned tower, how expensive was $500,000 - really?
It's about GROUND traffic control. Thrush, UPS, FedEx, Delta, and private pilots all independently deciding when they take off and land. They don't make the decision now - the tower does. I don't want to be on the plane taking off while another decides to land in the same place. Do you? It's about safety and the perception of safety - the public's and the insurance companies'.
I appreciate the Aviation and City Commission moving quickly to assume this responsibility BEFORE there is ever a question or concern. THAT is good governing.
See why it's important to remind people of the facts? The FAA is shutting down the tower, along with many more, as a result of the SEQUESTER. All they have done is shift the cost of operation over to local governments. They aren't saying that we don't need the tower. They are saying that WE can pay for it because this is what USDOT chose as part of their cuts.
This would be the same FAA that is paying for a large percentage of the new terminal. If anyone wants to talk about 'boneheads', you may want to start talking about the ones in Washington.
But if we put a moratorium on low-income housing then the churches and their leaders would miss out on future opportunities for personal profit.
Just like Freddie Powell Sims quietly running through a bill to protect the Hospital Authority and Phoebe Health Systems from further investigation of their actions. After Slick Eddie tried and failed - in the cover of night. Talk about bi-partisan cooperation!!!
Now Winfred thinks he can pull off the same thing - sneaking a bill through without anyone knowing until it is too late.
Seemingly, three of our elected state legislators serve a very small number of masters and they buy off the voters, and local elected officials, with grants and gifts of state money. And we will stay 'bought' while they line one pocket and steal from another.
The man runs a successful travel agency for 25-30 years and has provided 100's of wonderful vacations to people in this town, and now, the Sheriff's Department claims it's a 'Ponzi scheme' ? Doesn't 'non-refundable' mean 'non-refundable' for everyone? Maybe not, if you have the right friends in high places.
Just helping the Herald do their job, man. Perhaps you and I, both, should have watched WALB and then we'd know a fact that Mr. Lewis failed to report - that the School System is following procedures to terminate this teacher. Then I'd have said the school system administration was doing their jobs and they did it all without the help of the Court of Public Opinion. And you could have trotted out your usual moral and intellectual superiority on some other subject not already addressed and resolved by the paid professionals.
This isn't going to be a popular post but I'm saying it anyway.
Firstly, please note that this was a 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 year old kid. Children that age will still 'mess their pants' and certainly 'walk funny' when they do. We expect teachers to be babysitters. If the kid had a history of 'messy pants', the search was probably warranted. If the child had soiled herself and the teacher had ignored it, someone would have complained and claimed 'neglect' or 'cruelty'.
Secondly, had the child been sexually abused, at home, she may have been forced to 'walk funny'. Had the teacher ignored that, she would have been criminally charged.
Thirdly, the teacher admitted what had occurred, i.e., the truth was told. Since there were no witnesses, she simply could have denied it.
Finally, please note that the article says that the teacher violated procedure, i.e., she put the school system at risk of being sued. Had there been any evidence of a crime, does anyone truly believe our current school board or interim superintendent would actually cover it up?
I don't even know this woman and I am certainly not a teacher but the Court of Public Opinion posted here isn't any better than the trolls you so regularly call out.
Hope this GC is thoroughly checked out before this is awarded. Looks like they also won, yesterday, the new fire station for $900,000. Anyone ever heard of this company? That's $4M+ in one day to the same GC. Strange coincidence...
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