Observations and musings on Jacksonville Politics

City proposes to spend $3.5 million for 15 jobs

Stimulus Watch contains the listing of “shovel-ready” projects for which the mayors of cities from each of the 50 states have requested federal stimulus funding. You can click on a project to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the project and vote on whether you believe it is critical or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to projects in a particular city. Just choose a state and then a city from the list.

I found two proposed Jacksonville projects of particular interest. 

Jax Muncipal Stadium HVAC upgrade

$2,500,000.00 – 10 jobs – Energy Program

Sheriffs Office Gun Range Upgrade

$1,000,000.00 – 5 jobs – Public Safety Program

15 jobs at a cost of $3.5 million?  Seems a little pricey even in Jacksonville terms. 

For the rest of the Jacksonville list, click here.



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3 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. Obama says:

    I don’t understand why all you Peyton hating liberals give SMG the slide?

  2. why says:

    One consideration that is seldom considered by “capitalists” is external costs.

    but it is interesting to note that budget cuts are never considered when it comes to our entertainment commitments.

    if only educators knew how to lock governments into such contracts!

  3. gatorblue says:

    I’ve heard a rumor that one of our crew is working up something on SMG…stay tuned.

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