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Old 03-20-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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True, but that can be said for a lot of crap my taxes pay for in Stone Oak and surrounding suburbs... But that doesn't mean I don't want to see general progress for the city due to my selfish cheapness

We have a city full of folks who's ideology is 'well, we didn't have it growing up, why should they?' and that's a damned shame. I await that group as a whole to die out so this city can truly come into its own.
People have a lot of reasons why they don't like the project but this one I have yet to hear?
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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People have a lot of reasons why they don't like the project but this one I have yet to hear?
well it's somewhat like that. the way i see the opponents thinking is, well this is pretty expensive and it doesn't benefit me so why should i be for it.
also people forget the key word, STARTER system. how many times do you hear somebody say, well this is stupid, why don't they build it from downtown to the airport or <insert location here>?
uhhhh gotta start somewhere.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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True, but that can be said for a lot of crap my taxes pay for in Stone Oak and surrounding suburbs... But that doesn't mean I don't want to see general progress for the city due to my selfish cheapness

Yeah. This.

I'm neither for nor against. In theory, I like any option to improve public transportation. In practice, the routes they proposed weren't great, IMO. They didn't seem to hit the population centers in a logical way and therefore I see them being underutilized, which is a shame.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:49 AM
 
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My only issue is they want taxpayers to pay for it somehow but won't let us vote. They say "private" funding but we all know one way or another money will come from our pockets. Put it up to vote and if the people want it great, if not move on.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:28 PM
 
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They could call it "Streetcar less to be desired"... I mean, if people actually worked and lived downtown then it might be useful but it will just take up space, cause major traffic jams, more problems w/parking and cost you and me, it is really just another horse & buggy tourist attraction.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Grey Gardens
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My only issue is they want taxpayers to pay for it somehow but won't let us vote. They say "private" funding but we all know one way or another money will come from our pockets. Put it up to vote and if the people want it great, if not move on.
But folks don't always get a say in how their tax money is spent... And if we did, nothing would likely get done in this city. Anti-progressives would only fund pothole repair and traffic light reprogramming.

I don't always like how my own taxes are spent in Stone Oak and the outer burbs, but I wouldn't ever pull that money from their use, all in an attempt to better the community as a whole.
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