Cue the music.
In the immortal words of James Brown ......
Please, Please, Please
Raleigh appears bent on moving forward with yet another taxpayer funded boondoggle to spend millions on public art.
In today's N&O, Raleigh City Clerk Gail Smith is quoted as saying:
"Yes, we like the concept, and yes, we want to move forward ...."
What a tasty election morsel. Maybe folks like Rodger "I phone in my votes" Koopman, Mary Ann Baldwin, Russell Stephenson or Nancy McFarlane in potential swing districts can tell their constituents how they raised their property taxes and water and sewer fees to put more Light + Time landmarks all over Raleigh.
Or better yet, Mayor Charles "unlivable streets" Meeker can explain to people on the brink of losing their homes how he needed to raise property taxes to pay for this.
And just think, each time a new Raleigh capital project goes up, the issue magically arises from the grave.
Please, Please, Please .....
Vote for this.
Opposition candidates are salivating.