Sunday, February 12, 2006

To Warrendale, With Love

Warrendale is receiving one positive benefit from Super Bowl XL, besides the fact that your's truly was on field for the half time show with the Rolling Stones.

The NFL, the SBXL Host Committee and others have raised $6 million for an NFL Youth Education Town. It will be built on the "Gardenview Estates" (the new name they came up with for the demolished Herman Garden Housing Complex), which is immediately adjacent to Warrendale. It is expected to open in May 2007 and will be the largest NFL Youth Education Town in the country.

I thrilled that they've raised all of this money for the new NFL YET. However, I can't help but wonder why it is that we can raise so much money for a project like this - and still not be able to fund our police and fire departments.

Drug dealers, hookers and gang bangers are a threat to kids, too. Nothing in this new center will do anything to deal with that threat.

For that, we need cops and a city administration that isn't afraid of hiring them.
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