Originally Posted by vaticanplum
There are a lot of people, including those involved in local government, who are working incredibly hard to make this project happen. Some of them are devoting their lives to it at present. All of these charges of apathy I see directed to the powers-that-be at every turn and every joke's opportunity only ever seem truly applicable to the public to me.
Yep. Appethetic that they'll get anything done. Appethetic, that based on the track record down there, that they will pull it off without frittering away millions and making poor decisions that prevent the area from being utilized well. Apethetic that they are still working on acomplishing something more than some spiffy artist renderings. So far they haven't given me much reason to have googly-eyed optimisim about the project.
There have been people "working incredibly hard" and "devoting their lives" to county and city govenerments for years. While they might get an A for effort and dedication, and I'm sure they are really nice people, they have to receive a solid F for overall results county/city wide (ok, a genrous D since there have been some signs of improvements in some various areas latley). And that track record doesn't give one much hope for future sucess with respect to the Banks. Of course I'm apathetic. But it's on them to win me back. There isn't a kabuki-feel good-support your local gunslinger onus on me to be their chearleader. It's the other way round.
It's very telling that what appears to be the first real steps forward have been accomplished after BCast and his working group took the bull by the horns. I don't think he's a "Banks-Mesiah" but he's and his group are from outside and county/city governement establishment which says a lot.