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Letter: ‘The folly of redevelopment and its $100 million debt’

The vital signs are showing. The city paid for a Tribune ad cheerleading for the Loop Road. And Councilman Sass moderated the call to meeting on Feb. 10.

So it appears that the city council and city manager are ready to vote, to endorse, what is now tagged as South Shore Community Revitalization Project, which is a mouthful, a verbal dance for sure. It sounds like a rendition of redevelopment.

In fact, the houses the project will tear down are called out-of-date housing, which is an ugly way to say blighted, which is a lie to clear the way for the thief — eminent domain. And again Stateline is dubbed downtown South Lake Tahoe. Thus the city, when it endorses the project, will rekindle the fire created by the folly of redevelopment and its $100 million debt. Of course no one knows what the project will cost. So as the charade unfolds, will we laugh or cry?

Whatever, I offer a tribute to the city:

Some folks love parade

City Council loves charades,

At meetings they play.

Bill Crawford

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.


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