Posts Tagged ‘Summit County taxes’

Keystone Parkway “needs” upgrade

I keep wondering when “leaders” like the Chair of Citizens for Keystone Parkway Public Improvement District will understand the difference between a “need” and a “want”. If you can’t get the grown-ups to understand this difference, how are the kids supposed to get it? Let’s look at the fluff in this guest commentary from the 10/10/10 Summit Daily News.

1. “Our” Keystone Parkway… had it’s glory days…”. Wow, this gateway had “glory days”?! And note the attempt to give us ownership in this gateway with the use of the word “our”. How funny.

2. “Most other neighboring communities outshine us”. Seriously, because of a parkway?

3. “PID’s have been successful in all parts of the US…”. Proof positive that this PID will be successful if you ask me. And certainly there have never been any failures or the chair would have noted them. Please do define success in your next commentary.

4. “Your taxes will actually drop in Keystone even if…”. Yeah, but won’t they drop even more if this gets voted down? A minor omission.

5. “…enhance the Keystone experience with a “colorful and memorable” entrance…”. Now I like this. Reminds me of my trips to Disneyland with Mickey waving at you as you come into the resort – special. Maybe since they are getting bids at 20-50% less than 1-2 years ago they are just going to build a small amusement park on the median – kind of like a Cedar Point thing.

6. “…promotes being greener and safer”. Almost missed these top selling points – what with global warming and all. Oh, and how many people have been injured/killed on that stretch of the road through Keystone?

7. “…Curb Appeal”. We must be getting to the end of the commentary…


8. “…help retain or improve property values…”. Notice the LACK OF ANY PROOF whatsoever with this statement. But of course, you are disengenous to believe otherwise. Let’s be perfectly clear – this is pure speculation that improving the medians would add any value to properties in Keystone. In fact, increasing taxes (which is an expense) will most likely reduce property values. All Keystone property owners would be better off improving the appearance of their own residences and yards before spending money on this pork.


9. “It is time the citizens of Keystone take a positive stand for their community”. It is clear that up until this point in time – this vote on this issue, Keystone citizens have been a bunch of negative ninnies.


10. “Keystone should once again be the jewel of Summit County”. Ahh, the final Call to Arms, rally the troops for the common good, gimme a “K”. This group is delusional if they think a spiffy median is going to make Keystone the jewel of Summit County. I like Keystone just the way it is.