This situation is inexcusable, when was the last time our evil emperor had the lines on the city streets painted? Last night I drove most of the length of Wilkes-Barre Blvd. Both North bound and South Bound. In the rain. I don't care how good your vision is or if you have superb night-vision, YOU CAN'T SEE WHAT IS NOT THERE!! Mr. "I would never, never gamble with the safety of residents visitors or guests," (Oct 5, 2004 WNEP) Leighton have those lines painted before you kill someone!
On March 3, 2009 WNEP reported "The casino revenue means more than $2.5 million for projects in the city of Wilkes-Barre." And the breakdown of how the money would be used was:
$1 million to city of Wilkes-Barre for the Northampton and Main Street mixed-use facility
$500,000 to city of Wilkes-Barre for the successful innovation center/small business incubator
$1 million to city of Wilkes-Barre for a wireless surveillance camera system
Lets look at this for a moment.
What is the status of the mixed-use facility? For those who don't know (I didn't) it is 'the project known as University Corners at Northampton and South Main Streets adjacent to the new downtown theater.' How nice. Two years later and a bunch of empty storefronts that the city paid for and renovated. Remember dictator Leighton, back when he was council chairman told then mayor McGroarty, 'the city should NOT be in the real estate business' & 'and not be involved as a landlord.' But this hypocrite has had the city become just that. 'Mayor Tom Leighton said the money is going to help finish 21 apartment lofts above the Main Street storefronts. "It's going to help create more downtown living right in our downtown. It was a project we supported from day one," he said.'
And WHAT THE @&*% IS A INNOVATION CENTER/SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR? Sounds exactly like the terms McGroarty used to hide money for HIS wacky projects.
And the "We didn't use any city funds" to get the 'rarely useful' & 'we don't keep records on' camera project, doesn't need me to point out it worthlessness.
2.5 MILLION dollars and 'Downtown' emperor Leighton didn't spend a DIME on anything but his pet downtown projects. It could have made our streets safer, just by painting lane lines. But that doesn't get your mug in the news.
Downtown Leighton IS NOT A LEADER.
Has anyone else noticed that most of the worse crimes have gone up?
"When too much power is concentrated in one person, the government loses touch with the citizens they are there to serve." ~ Me
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote