Monday, September 18, 2006

A stinky Bradford Beach money grab

Leave to the administration of County Executive Scott Walker.

The county budgeted $1.3 million this year to fix the pipes that drain directly onto Bradford Beach, creating a whole lot of disgusting, offensive pollution. (Take a look at some pics here.) Good for the county, right?

But guess what happened to the money when Walker's folks so badly underestimated the cost of tearing down the Courthouse Annex?

Right-o. More than $1 million of the Bradford Beach clean-up money was spent on the Annex tear-down instead.

County Supervisor Lynne DeBruin reports that all that was left behind was the Bradford Beach planning money.

Way to go. We may have lost a parking structure, but we have kept our e. coli cocktail of a beach.

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