Is spending $4 million for a new water taxi terminal really the best use of those funds in a city where 25% of the people live in poverty?
Maybe we could use the money to encourage a major grocery store chain and other essential retailers to open in one of our disadvantaged neighborhoods? Or to attract employers to hire a good number of the city’s 25,000 unemployed?
What do you think? With the city government struggling to remain solvent while providing essential services, selling off income-producing assets to pay for rec center improvements and forced to hold back on the maintenance and repair of infrastructure to balance its budget, why is a new water taxi terminal on anyone’s to-do list?