Those who want to save RTC need to find a tenantPublished 10:23am Monday, May 7, 2012
I love the sight of those buildings. They are the product of people who took pride in their work and what they were doing when they built it, maintained it, performed their duties caring for and ministering to the many patients over the years. It was built in a time when we had higher standards of pride in ourselves, our communities, our country, and we expected certain levels of decency and character from the members of our ccommunity.
But the people who built the Kirkbride and worked there weren’t the whiney and uninformed bunch you who defend it have become. If anyone comes here to inform you that the council have only a certain amount of time to meet and gather info from the players in this drama, and the allotted time expires and the members have to adjourn, but will reschedule another meeting to consider and evaluate other possibilities and A NEW PROPOSAL WHICH HAD JUST ARRIVED AND THEY HAD NOT YET READ, what is the reaction from the audience of victims who aren’t getting the answers that they want for a knight in shining armor to throw money in a pit to keep the audience of vitims happy? They whine and pule and froth at the mouth and yell, “Conspiracy!!! Outrage!!! We want what we want and we want it now and sombebody better come up with however much money it takes for us to have our toys!!”
I have had my share of times when I was upset with the council, and have ripped them here when they deserve it, but it is obvious that they are doing what they are allowed to do within the constraints of the law, the dictates of schedules and deadlines, the obligations they have to not encumber the city with financial obligations which are not covered by mechanisms to pay for those expenditures, and deal with an economic environment in which few developers are willing to risk money when they are uncertain what the national government plans to pull on them next in the way of regulations, fees, taxes, hordes of protestors rampaging through the streets because they don’t believe they are getting their share of the pie. If you want to insult someone and rage that you aren’t getting your way with the RTC, go camp on the White House lawn and scream at the people inside.
Geez, I want to keep the RTC as much as any of you, but I am beginning to think I am on the side of nasty spoiled brats. Dave Adams may send you a message you don’t want to deal with, but how do you react when he shoots a jolt of reality your way? You want to trample the messenger.
If you are really serious about saving the RTC, YOU round up a developer. Get on all your social networks and spread the word. And don’t just sluff off this suggestion, as you know that a half dozen people can get in youtube or other venues and shoot out something which goes viral. I believe the council and city staff are doing all that they are legally able to find a developer. So help them find one if you really want to save the RTC. There are only a few of them, most have jobs, families, but there are ten times as many of you who could be hitting the keyboards right now. Get clicking, you might turn something up.
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