City Hall project gets the go-ahead from San Ramon Council
Original post made on Oct 10, 2013
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on Oct 10, 2013 at 6:01 am
What a giant waste of money! No fireworks, but let's spend millions to add ANOTHER city hall. What a backwards government! Apparently, this is a local government initiative created, voted, and approved by the government, but funded by special interests and our hefty taxes.
Our government folks only see the dollar signs. I wonder what Sunset gets for the $14 million they're donating for this monstrous beast. Oh well, I believe the facts are conclusive - our representatives have been bought and paid for because a center that's originally deemed as too expensive is no longer such when you're getting donations from private interests. Hey, San Ramon! I'll give you a new city hall if you give me...
I'd be willing to bet this new city hall will cost more than $40 million (governments keep budgets?!) and the taxpayers will be forced to cover the gaps, but our representatives are content because this will have their names all over it and perhaps be where they rest their hats in a few more short years. Yuck! I wish our representatives had true moral character/compass and actually represented us...
on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:24 am
Wow, that's ugly.
Who designed it? The Jetsons?
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:09 am
Once again, a building that appears to have INSUFFICIENT PARKING from the start.
Sunset Corp is not GIVING $14 million, they already OWE that money to the city (as unpaid interest on land purchase from SR).
This is a plan to accommodate future bigger and more expansive Government, i.e., more employees, more empires, more cost (taxes/bonds).
And not real added benefit to the lives of the citizens.
This is the dreams of politicians. Wonder who will be granted NAMING rights--to this building or the previous City Hall?
Notice the known lack of information to its citizens and the refusal to put this to a vote by its citizens.
Good luck, San Ramonians.