Does anyone remember the transportation bonds that were approved in 2000?
Was some of that money used to purchase the Ice House?
I know that some money from that bond issue was to be used to provide parking and office space for the transportation department. Some of it was also supposed to be used for street scape work on Church Street. I believe some of the money (for church st.) is being spent for the mess out on Friendly Ave. which is costing more than estimated.
Were fire station bonds passed in 2000? I know they were on the ballot. If so, has all of that money been spent? I think I heard something about it at a City Council briefing last year.
Another thought about the fire stations. Where will the money come from to train and equip additional people to man these new stations. And the maintenance costs - Will this be from another bond referendum in another non-city-council-election year or from the general fund?
Police and fire protection are essential services that should be provided with tax money. Our police and fire departments and our emergency medical response people are doing a wonderful job and should not be slighted in city budget decisions. The City of Greensboro should not have to borrow money (issue bonds) for essential services.