Letter: No tax breaks for high-end housing; rethink priorities

To the editor:

First, I have nothing against high-end developers or high-end housing. I am, however, totally opposed to spending one cent of the taxpayers’ money on such a project. If this is a viable endeavor, the developer should be able to provide his own financing and build all the infrastructure required without my help or that of the redevelopment commission.

I believe that repairing and maintaining existing streets, sidewalks and alleys in the older parts of Franklin should have priority over endlessly extending a walking trail.

Finally, Mayor McGuinness, I have never seen more school buses and full schoolhouses improve the plight of the poor taxpayer over the long haul. Bad premises will get you faulty conclusions every time.

Robert L. Bentley Jr.


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