Stop This Boondoggle!
Boondoggle is defined as, “A project or scheme that is considered a waste of both
time and money, yet is often continued due to extraneous policy or political motivations”.
Did you ever wonder how a really bad idea gets so far? The high speed train
from Fresno to Bakersfield CA, for example. The cost soared to 77 billion
dollars before the weight of reality crushed the momentum of a truly awful
idea. The ART project in Albuquerque; how do these things defy all the
evidence to go on and on until everyone is embarrassed and frustrated?
We have our own boondoggle in Edgewood! The Mayor wants to condemn
and take the EPCOR water system. There is a world of evidence that predicts
how the process is going to go, and it is not good (click on
http://truthfromthetap.com/condemnation/ to see for yourself).
Indebting the town to an obligation bigger than we can repay, to buy a utility
the town stands no chance at all of being able to run economically or well, is
delusion. There is also the ethical and moral issue of taking the product of
someone else's work and money by force of law.
We the undersigned insist that the Town Government retract there letter of
intent to Condemn the Epcor water system and that any time and money
being spent on behalf of our community to further the ill-conceived effort to
take EPCOR water cease immediately!