Stop grandstanding

Published: Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 12:50 a.m.
So, situation normal in the comedic world of Alachua County/Gainesville relationships. The City Commission now says, "Gosh, we don't like SpringHills. Make it go away!"
I would like to ask the commission where they have been all these years when the discussion over SpringHills was going on. I live in the northwest and have understood what was proposed for a long time. To stand up now and dissent is nothing more than an attempt to make themselves look good at the cost of making the county look bad.
Of course, their solution: Annex! I do wish they would show as much concern for the well-being of their current citizens. They suck more and more money out of GRU while costs to the customers continue to skyrocket. They want to two-lane Main Street so their vision works, but forget about being able to get from north to south Gainesville if you need to. That isn't their problem. The city can vote for peace in the world, but can't take care of the homeless.
Commissioners like Jack Donovan and Ed Braddy need to quit grandstanding and start taking care of business. The folks who really count, your voters, are watching!

Mike O'Keefe,


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