Friday, December 4, 2009

Rebuttal To Kill The MAPS Tax's Top 10 List: No. 7

KMT states:

7. The Smaller Projects Will Be Cut First.

Whoever wrote this point must’ve needed filler. How do you pare down a $280 million convention center or a $22 million/mile streetcar system? You do it the same way you eat an elephant: one bite at a time. Ask the Public Oversight Board who has struggled to keep MAPS and MAPS for Kids on budget, even when cost overruns arose and shortfalls emerged. These things happen. You deal with them. At least, you deal with them when you know what you are doing, and this city does. They’ve proven it time and again.