If Floyd County parks district proponents have evidence of an insidious plot to sell off park lands to line the pockets of area politicians, is it too much to ask that they present the facts?
Same goes for the mysterious secret donors who cannot give until special legislation is passed. Who are they, and why the cloak and dagger, spy movie routine?
Why can’t proponents put all the facts on the table, and let the community decide what’s best?
Why must this be decided not by the community, but by legislators in Angola, Warsaw and Brazil? Where was the grassroots interest in a parks district, apart from the fear-mongering now being used as justification? And, why are parks more important than police and fire protection? Does public safety get a special district, too?
I support parks. I also support transparency, which is sadly lacking in this instance.