A Berg Moment
I have the Redwood Times bookmarked but don't check it all that often. I found this article in the latest issue interesting. It's all about our very own State Assemblybabe, Patty Berg.
It starts out dealing with the possibility of the towns of Redway and Garberville incorporating. I guess there might be reasons one would want to have a town incorporated, but I'm not sure that there's a lot of good ones.
The story then lists a number of issues and Berg's comments on them. One I found of interest was her statement that the state population is increasing but the state's infrastructure isn't. Hmmm...I guess that depends on how you look at it.
Seems like most people in the know believe the infrastructure is deteriorating. By that I'm referring to roads, buildings and such. But state spending has increased faster than could be attributed to both population growth and inflation for umpteen years, or so I've been told. Never mind the 20,000 plus new state employees we gained during the dot com boom.
What gives? I guess it just goes to show that, in some people's view, government will never be big enough or have enough money.