Friday, June 10, 2011

Welfare for the Wealthiest

One of Richmond's wealthiest (private) neighborhoods wants Richmond to pick up the tab for repaving its private streets. The Westmoreland Place subdivision off Cary street contains about fifty homes with an average value of $1.4 million each. The streets of this subdivision are private property, but these wealthy Richmonders want the city to pick up the tab for resurfacing their streets with a special rock costing as much as four times as normal paving materials. Get that? In the middle of a recession when about one-quarter of Richmonders are jobless, a handful of wealthy people want the city to pay to pave their property with premium materials. Why stop with river rock? Why not ask for gold bricks?

Read the entire story in the RTD.

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