Obama has been a disspointment and truly beleives the fallacy that extreme deficit spending will reverse the current economic malaise. But the GOP offers nothing new as far as good solutions, other than reigning in out of control government spending. Both parties cater to the extremes of their base support. The people in the middle must hold their nose every four years and vote for the less bad of the two candidates. We REALLY need (1) a third party that beleives in limited government but is not a slave to business interests and (2) term limits! I dislike Obama but no one on the GOP slate really excites me either. Newt? Please! South Carolina shoudl be jettisoned from the Union. Ron Paul? Has some good ideas, but some truly NUTTY ones too! It's too bad Christie didnt run. While he's hardcore from a fiscal sanity perspective, he's not a wacky religious kook like Santorum. America is in DEEP trouble unless we break the two party system and enact HARD term limits! View Comment
The developer’s projections regarding impact on the school district have zero credibility. Leaving aside the obvious fact that any projections they offer are the product of self interest, their projections as to the number of new students have shifted, inexplicably, on multiple occasions. For the Planning Board to give credence to such blatantly ginned up numbers would be both irresponsible and arrogant.
Unquestionably, the site is an eye sore that cries out to be developed. The question is what the scope of that development should be. If the developer’s projections are wrong, as I and many others believe is the case, the school district - and its taxpayers - will be left holding the bag.
If the developers are really confident in their projections, they should have no qualms about providing some sort of financial guarantee that insulates the school district from a potential calamity. But that won't happen as there is no legal obligation for them to do so. Instead, what they are really saying is, "you can trust our projections." If that's so, why should all the risk (100%) be borne by the community, school district and taxpayers? It shouldn't! The only surefire way to minimize that risk is to reject the current proposed project as too large and too uncertain in its impact on the school district.