State plans to sell Colt State Park as part of fiscal auterity plan
by, 10-22-2010 at 02:57 PM (437 Views)
Bob Oberg is a kayak fishing specialist and here he nails the explanation of why voting yes for Referendum #4 is a good idea for fish and fishermen in a post on the SNESA Board
"Rocky Point is the last great property on the bay! It is a mile long! It is like getting Colt State Park on the west bay, minus the landscaping. This opportunity will never come again. It is shocking that we have a chance now. The only reason this property is available is because the economy is so terrible that developer's have not been able to gentrify it. We will not be able to afford it when the economy comes back, but the developers will. From an environmental and a public access point of view, this is one of the few the silver linings associated with living in a state that has one of the worst economies in the midst the worst national economy in most of our lifetimes. There are not many things we could do with public money that will yield as large a return as this investment. I understand the argument that money is tight and we need to control spending, and I agree with that in general. I believe this is one of the great exceptions to that wisdom. When all is said and done, the value of the land will be worth way more than the principle and interest paid. This is as close to a sure bet as you are likely to see in real estate and in bond issues. It is also about quality of life. It is like knowing you have the fish of a lifetime on the line and wanting to do everything right so that you don't regret your mistake for years to come."
PS. Let me put it another way. If you woke up and the headlines in tomorrow's paper were "STATE PLANS TO SELL COLT STATE PARK AS PART OF FISCAL AUTERITY PLAN" how many of you would think that would be a great idea?