[Ok-sus] Fw: MAPS 3 Sidewalks Update

Kelley C Smith smithkc at riskiii.com
Tue Nov 6 11:22:13 CST 2012

I tend to think of it as an adult amusement park, but, like Tim, I  
have to say, you have a way with words!


On Nov 5, 2012, at 7:15 PM, Timothy Tillman wrote:

> Bob,
> I have nothing to add except my congratulations for the Potemkin  
> Village analogy. I bow before you sir!
> Tim
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Nov 5, 2012, at 6:58 PM, "Bob Waldrop" <bwaldrop1952 at att.net>  
> wrote:
>> Any way I look at this, Oklahoma City comes out looking bad.
>> Did Oklahoma City leaders deliberately do a bad job  on the estimates
>> and thus fraudulently reported the MAPS 3 project would build more
>> sidewalks than was actually the case?
>> Or is Oklahoma City staff so incompetent that they don't know how to
>> estimate sidewalks?
>> I just find it hard to believe that the staff of Oklahoma City is so
>> incompetent that they "forgot" that the width of sidewalks would  
>> change
>> and that there would be driveways.
>> I think the most likely explanation is that the mayor and others
>> boosting this program deliberately lied to us in order to get our  
>> votes
>> for their schemes.
>> I'm glad we're building the sidewalks that are being built.  I  
>> mourn the
>> incredible misallocation of resources that other MAPS programs  
>> involve,
>> including the new convention center, and the present project to
>> redecorate downtown so we present a cute Potenkin Village face to the
>> world.
>> Bob Waldrop, OKC
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