I was hoping that this refrain, one I heard a lot from a respected downtown observer back in the 1990s, would finally be put to rest. Back then, the city had a public works director who was repulsed by the idea of putting additional money into infrastructure to go beyond function – to actually give a damn about our city’s appearance.
It looks like there are plenty of chefs in the kitchen who messed with the recipe for the Skydance bridge. We’re told a slew of things went wrong on the budget. We’re told if there were just more time, we might have found a way to still do the design as originally intended. (Read here)
Wow. Really? We can’t take more time? Because why? Because ODOT always makes its deadlines? Seriously?
“Better than crappy makes us happy …”
I’m not so sure the populace is happy any longer with this arrangement. If you want to communicate your feelings, the man in charge is Mayor Mick Cornett at email@example.com.