Even as local governments are reeling from tough budgetary times, led in large part by their profligate spending, pie in the sky art projects like the multi-billion dollar, 9.5 mile Skyway bridge is STILL being discussed. Sadly, those advocating it now want to tie up private property WITHOUT compensating folks that would be affected. They call it, “corridor protection.” In essence, to preserve where the bridge might go, they want to prevent people who own the property from being able to do ANYTHING with it.
Wilmington City Council member Laura Padgett said she understands and share’s Batson’s frustration, and again talked about pressing state and local officials to come up with a new funding method for new highways that would prevent property owners from finding themselves in limbo.
But she doesn’t reject the proposition. Leland and Belville mayors both deserve a well earned “high five” for standing firm on how ridiculous this project is.
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