I love having nice smooth roads, beautiful parks and greenways but I do not love seeing homeless people or lines around the block for the food bank. We have large budgets for paving roads, building greenways and planting trees. This is amazing and is not only good for workers and the economy but it is also good for the environment to develop greenways and parks.
My issue is when we spent more on roads than we do on the people that live in our community.
Naturally we need to care for and develop the infrastructure of our community, but we must be
reasonable about how we do that. Until we reorder our priorities and eliminate homelessness, food bank lines and food drives, it seems decent to forego a few of our more superfluous projects, particularly ones that could be construed as somewhat more privileged than public.