Oct 5, 2012

Water War

I believe that if the Administration and it's well trained City Council decide to sell Allentown's water system, there will be a political price to pay. However, if their arrogance prevails, let them consider the following; When the Arena eminent domain vote was put before City Council two years ago, the cost was projected at $80-million dollars. Last week, the NIZ Authority sold $244 million in bonds. The project supposedly will now cost $272-million, close to 400% more than when approved by City Council. If Council approves the water lease at $150-million, how do we know that the Mayor will not actually sell it for 300% less, or $50-million? If there is one lesson that Council should have learned from the arena, it's that you don't sign a blank check, or a blank withdraw slip.   If Pawlowski will not agree to second vote, where Council gets to approve the actual lease agreement, it's incumbent upon them to vote no on the first vote.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

" Last week, the NIZ Authority sold $244 million in bonds. The project supposedly will now cost $272-million, close to 400% more than when approved by City Council. If Council approves the water lease at $150-million, how do we know that the Mayor will not actually sell it for 300% less, or $50-million?"

True, but amazingly, many people don't seem to get this, or the many other concerns posted here and at Bernie's site. The "anti" Let's sell the water idea people, myself included can see ten things happening and 9 of them are really bad. Those who are for the sale counter with "it's not the end of the world" and "other places sold their water", and other nonsense which fails to look at the simple fact that there actually are some things that should remain in government hands. I want my governmemt to defend me against foreign enemies, I want government to build and maintain our transportation network and to maintain a comprehensive health network. I also feel that they should maintain our drinking water because I can't be certain that a for profit company, which could possibly be owned or cotrolled by a foreign government, will sell us out...


VOR

Anonymous said...

Mr. Molovinsky, I believe that providing water to a city's citizens is a basic responsibility of government,not hockey arenas and I am sorry to say a comprehensive health network.

Anonymous said...

Another weekend of edited and watered down news by local media outlets. This is comparable to the king only revealing part of the half truths to his chosen counsil court jesters.

There has to be some entity of the federal government that can step in to stop this local propaganda that is being spoon fed to the public!

Anonymous said...

Obama WISHES he was half as successful at hood-winking the American people as Chairman Pawlowski is at fibbing to the Citizenry of the City Without (Spending) Limits and getting away with it.

JOHNNY MANANA

Anonymous said...

Keep calling your council members until they see things like the public does.

Anonymous said...

This water lease is not going to happen.