Mod: You got to love some of the great exchanges that take place in this blog's comments section. I know I do. And they are one of a couple of reasons why this blog works as well as it does sometimes. Of course, the first reason is I am willing to post something new here everyday. People have gotten used to coming here to see what is up. News coverage isn't what it used to be, mostly because newspapers just don't have the resources to employ a lot of reporters anymore. So somebody has got to try and fill the gap.
But the other reason, and at least equally as important in my opinion, is the comments. Here is where I have been really fortunate with this blog. The people who come here to share their opinions can be, at least sometimes, very informative and even entertaining.
So I thought I'd share a conversation that took place here yesterday. I'm not sure how many people were involved, but there were at least two. In my opinion this exchange pretty much summarizes a lot of what Sierra Madre faces. That being the past misuse of financial resources, and the resulting unhappy consequences today. One of the most unfortunate of those being the Water Department.
Mod: So you'd figure by this point our guy would finally try and deal with the question, right? At least a little bit? Apparently not.
Mod: And that is where the conversation ended. I guess Mr. Sequitur just didn't have an answer for the big question. How can things like water infrastructure be in such bad shape when the residents have dutifully paid good money for decades to keep them in good repair? And why should they continue to pay things like high utility taxes when the results just aren't there?
Avoiding having to answer that question is, of course, completely understandable. So far nobody in a position of authority in this town has done that so far.
It is either the big secret, or something pretty bad.
So where did the money go?