by Worthington Daily Globe
July 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
City leaders make a statement about the state’s shutdown
WORTHINGTON Beer may not be of major importance to everyone, but apparently it’s a powerful motivator. Continue Reading
Tags: alcohol, city, leaders, shutdown, state, statement 3 Comments »
Really…. Is this the image we want? Is this how we deal with serious issues? How do we expect to be taken seriously when we use media stunts like this to try and get our point across?
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I love the image that the local government stood up for what they believe in and not backed down simply because the state officials were playing political chicken. Funny how people can see the same thing and view it differently. What to do with all that beer? Hmm. Maybe a celebration is in order.
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Something else I’d like to comment on. The Globe has a poll on the site asking people to what degree they have been affected by the shutdown, but I have not seen one article about how it’s affected anyone locally. How many knew the true impact of the shutdown to our community? The first I heard of it affecting anyone locally, how it’s costing money, jobs, and people being able to move into their new home, was in this portion of the article pasted below.
Thank you City Leaders, for informing the community since no one from The Globe thought the affect of the shutdown locally was important enough to write about.
The officials spoke of the ripple effect caused by the shutdown — from major projects such as the Minnesota 60 construction, to the livelihood of people who make a living driving beer trucks.
“There’s a housing partnership project that has been stopped because there are no state inspectors,” explained City Administrator Craig Clark. “But the investors require occupancy, so they will have to pay a penalty for each day there are no occupants.”
“There’s a new house on the southwest part of town, and the owners can’t move in because of licensing,” Oberloh said. “That made me angry.”
An airport project has also come to a halt because state regulators were needed.
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