Now then, there is nothing wrong with special interests or focused agendas. Those who supported the new library addition did so with admirable intentions and felt it was probably the most important thing to do at the time. The same for those who later advocated the school renovation project and the new high school. What possibly could be more important to them?
The focus of those who are sponsoring the underground utility project in the Village is indeed clear and sound. Each project was or is being done with righteous intent. The problem, however, lies in the fact that each was or is being done in a quasi-vacuum. Those who pushed the school were far more concerned with that than the library and vice-versa. The result: we get both. The next great project will be the same. For those who want it, it will be the single most important thing ever done, but unfortunately the tax train has more than one car. Unless each car is viewed within the context of the entire train, the projects and taxes will just keep coming and trying to slow them down is a daunting task.