Screw all these boring arguments about ethics and procedure, the role of the public sector in private enterprise; the city's fiscal situation. There's one thing Madison does not need more of, and this constituent who wrote to the Council in opposition to the Edgewater renovation knows it:
I urge you to vote "no" on the proposed Edgewater expansion. Madison does not need to attract more people to visit here or to live here. It is over-loaded now.
Uh oh. The last thing we need more of in Madison is people. Here's another good letter representing the opposing viewpoint:
I would bet my life that if this is not passed. There will be a record amount of individuals coming out of the wood. Come election time. I may be one of them. If you care at all (no matter what the cost) this better pass!
Hmm...on one hand the project would cause more people to come to town. On the other hand, rejection of the project would cause other people to "come out of the wood." Which prospect is scarier? Frankly, I'm surprised the