LETTER: Nothing is free

Published 6:34 am Monday, October 19, 2009

I too have noticed and was aware of a bridge being built across the Cedar River within a few hundred feet of the Roosevelt Bridge on Fourth Street SE. What is the need for this structure? Was a study done to tell us it was needed? Free grants? That’s a joke. Nothing is free. We are all paying for it. Nearly one hundred thousand dollars out of the city coffers and it can’t afford crossing guards for the kids going to school each day. I really wonder which city council member decided it was ok to do this project. Wouldn’t it have been a better idea to shovel the snow off the walks on the Roosevelt Bridge in the winter months so people could use them? Looks like a real waste of money to me.

Richard Epley


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