According to PBN’s July 12 Morning Call e-newsletter, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras wants to borrow $40 million to fix city streets. Clearly, that’s bad financial management for a city already deeply in debt. Worse, it avoids dealing with the serious underlying issues. Providence is in a fiscal and infrastructure mess because of:
• Lavish compensation to municipal workers.
• Rampant political corruption.
• High-paying, unnecessary – or outright no-show – public-sector jobs.
• Politicians who put their careers ahead of what’s good for the city.
If Providence voters have to continue to suffer with deteriorating streets, maybe they’ll vote for and hold accountable politicians who will do what’s right for the city, not what’s best for themselves.
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