opinion: Taxpayers should be allowed to vote on whether new train station is needed
Jane Lumm's comments on the money being spent on a non-existent, possibly unwanted and possibly not needed new train station are so common sense right-on that I can't understand the mayor and his henchmen disagreeing.
Let's put the horse before the cart and let we taxpayers vote on whether or not WE think a new station is needed. Money is tight in this city and needs are great so art, a new station, and a new library should be put aside until our fire and police departments are restored to maximum levels, until our leaves get picked up at least once every fall and until other city services are restored to where they were before the present majority on council started decimating much of what we thought our taxes were covering.
At the very least, decisions on how to spend funds should wait until the new council is seated. After all, it is that council that reflects the current thinking of the Ann Arbor electorate.
Nancy C. White