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Re: “Why We Need a Baseball Museum

The people who disliked my comment are probably people who live in the suburbs and barely come into the city.

Posted by y32cats on 02/22/2019 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Why We Need a Baseball Museum

Clayton, I don't dislike baseball. Every proposal for one that crossed the radar while I've lived here has involved public financing, specifically public debt. At the same time, our schools are crumbling, the streets are filled with potholes, public servants including police and firefighters are underpaid, even street cleaning and leaf collection are weirdly inconsistent in time and quality. The bus system has become less acccessible and may soon become more expensive for a lot of people. Stadiums are luxury items. They do not make money for their local governments.

If we had a city with very strong finances and most things going well, I'd fully support a stadium. That's not the world we live in though. If one of the counties wanted to build a stadium, more power to them. If they wanted to finance a 75% share for a stadium in the city, I'd consider it depending on location and design. If it were privately financed, I'd encourage my city councilman to look at the details of that too.

I oppose a publicly financed stadium for the same reason I oppose a publicly financed Coliseum (make no mistake, that's what the current plan is about and why I'm very disappointed in Levar for now). We cannot divert public resources toward tourists and luxuries when the people who live here don't benefit from them sufficiently.

Posted by y32cats on 02/22/2019 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Holding Serve

Biff, I think he'd like this version of Richmond better. Ever thought about why he didn't like the version he grew up in?

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Posted by y32cats on 02/22/2019 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Why We Need a Baseball Museum

The museum's great, as long as it's privately funded. We don't need a new stadium or arena of any kind.

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Posted by y32cats on 02/19/2019 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Back to Nature

We went over this weekend and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our two beers were fabulous. Tabol is a promising addition to the neighborhood within walking distance of our house.

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Posted by y32cats on 02/12/2019 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Richmond Author Meg Medina Wins John Newbery Medal

Yay Meg!

Posted by y32cats on 02/02/2019 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Kids Demand Action

Four of you just liked a bot. Congrats!

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Posted by y32cats on 02/02/2019 at 2:01 PM

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