I believe we should be concerned about ROI.
I definitely think we should be primarily concerned about ROI. I think if we did, I think a ton of our existing policies would change. Reading the FTU responses on the story points out to me how blind we've become as a community.
There, the majority are upset that $9 million is targeted for downtown instead of being spread to the rest of the community. However, where was the uproar when Sleiman convinced council to waive mobility fees last year or when FDOT's Prasad waltzed in here determined to waste tax dollars funding the +$300 million Outer Beltway to from Blanding to I-10 on a chunk of roadway we already paid for?
Because of our policies, we'll never end up on the positive when it comes to ROI on an investment like that. Same goes for the billions invested in 9A, JTB, isolated overpasses spread out all over town. I sat in a meeting yesterday where a guy mentioned all the infrastructure to SJTC was privately funded. Maybe Town Center Parkway but none of that happens without the decades and billions of taxpayer dollars invested in the Southside Blvds, JTBs, 9A's, Kernans, etc.
It appears most Jaxson's find it appealing to speed on roadway infrastructure completely overbuilt for a city our size (do we really need a 9B?), despite the fact that the burden on the taxpayer is something that will eventually bankrupt us.
Btw, Cheshire Cat, it's the New Year. I need to take you out for a cup of coffee.