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Old 08-14-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Huge waste of money. How many people did they have to lay off to install and maintain these?

I saw that you were the last post on this thread and I just had to come to see what negative comments you would make about it. Sure enough... negative comment.

They probably didn't lay anybody off. You would have to hire someone to install and maintain them.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I saw that you were the last post on this thread and I just had to come to see what negative comments you would make about it. Sure enough... negative comment.

They probably didn't lay anybody off. You would have to hire someone to install and maintain them.
If by "hire", you mean "pay a contractor to install them", that's exactly what they did. I work downtown and have seen them being installed, contractors did all the work.

And considering the horrible financial situation the City of Tampa is in, it's shameful they would pay to have such a silly, superficial thing done. If it was done with RNC money, fine... but based on other posts, it seems it was not
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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If by "hire", you mean "pay a contractor to install them", that's exactly what they did. I work downtown and have seen them being installed, contractors did all the work.

And considering the horrible financial situation the City of Tampa is in, it's shameful they would pay to have such a silly, superficial thing done. If it was done with RNC money, fine... but based on other posts, it seems it was not
The money was put up by TECO. Everyone is grateful to them for that. They are also paying most of the cost of maintenance.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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OK, if they were put up by TECO, then I am going to say that my bill money was for once "well spent". I am always for improving the appearance of a city. For its own residents, before carrying about tourists who just pass by once in a while.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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From the pictures I've seen, the lighting project looks great.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I have absolutely no problem with the city TECO or some other thing I pay into doing beautification projects such as these. At least this kind of stuff I can see and appreciate, not to mention make my city look more beautiful. I wish they would do more. Heck.... let's get crazy... instead of a penny tax for a new stadium how about a penny tax that only goes towards the beautification of Tampa? I'm down! LOL

Anyhow, I'm glad they did it even though I am NEVER in the area where they put up these lights.

And last I checked.... hiring a contractor is well... hiring someone. Who cares if it's not a government employee? Are you a disgruntled government employee? You must work on the Post Office... always such cheerful people.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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If they want to "beautify" the city. Their money would be better spent "beautifying" parts of the city that actually need it, not an area that is already nice.

Just a thought, the city of tampa has some pretty dumpy areas
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I think they look awesome. Can't wait to see them in person when I'm back in town!
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: FL
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I LOVE IT! Really makes the City Pop and add some Pizazz!

We need more tweaks like this in the city; landscaping, city walks, Palm Trees, etc.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Here's an example, all around the Citrus Park mall they re-did the landscaping and it looks GREAT! LOVE IT!
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