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Friday, July 29, 2011

Dave Henderson just doesn't get it..., Part 146

Dave writes: 
More reasons to vote No August 2 on the tax hike. We currently have $ 9.2 million in the 2011 budget that is specifically earmarked for the transit center. It would pay for 3 years of the library budget without raising taxes... and we don't even have a transit center...  

No, Dave. That 9 million is federal and state money that disappears if we don't use it exclusively on the transit center.
How can you not know that? TCU stopped lying about that when we caught them at it last year, I thought. Or have they started again.
I wrote about it last October. Here's what I wrote:

Here is the truth from the city's website:
In terms of funding for the Troy/Birmingham Intermodal Transit Facility, major funding for the project is provided by three federal grants awarded in 2010 totaling just over $10 million. The largest grant is $8,485,212 awarded under the 2010 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program. This grant is administered by the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth awarded $250,000 to the City of Troy for LED lighting under an Energy Efficiency & Conservation LED Demonstration Grant. Also awarded was $1.3 million under the Fiscal Year 2010 U.S. House of Representatives Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. This earmark is administered by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
The City of Troy has allocated $1.3 million and the City of Birmingham has
allocated $300,000 toward the Transit Center Project for a funding total of just over $11.6 million.

Dave! How can you run for council when you know NOTHING about the city????????????????? 


  1. ave has given you plenty of quotes as we approach november

  2. Only thing bigger than his ego is his mouth.

  3. Just because it's ARRA money doesn't make it okay. That's OUR CHILDREN'S money the Feds are wasting and spending like drunken fools. It's got to stop somewhere. Spending at ALL levels of government must come down or we'll all pay with the loss of our sovereignty as a nation and our solvency as a city. But go ahead and have it your way, if the voters choose you. I'll accept your apology after your bank account goes bust. Dave is right about the need to reduce spending and you are blind.

  4. Anonymous person - The entire point of this post was to show that Dave was claiming, as TCU did hundreds of times, that the 9 million dollars could have kept the library open for years. Janice said that at meetings, TCU literature repeated it again and again. It has nothing to do with your philosophy about state and federal funding. These people lied about it so people would vote against the library.
    You johnny-come-lately defense of Dave IGNORES his lie (or ignorance) so your point is moot. Address his LIE please.