February 10 is approaching, and New Hartfordians have an opportunity to cast their vote on bonding for the New Hartford Business Park. . . . Please . . .
JUST SAY NO . . .
- to more roads, water and sewer lines to maintain . .
- to more area to police, more area to cover with fire protection
- to more traffic, congestion and noise . . .
- to reductions in agricultural land, wildlife habitat, open space, and orchards
JUST SAY NO to Urban Sprawl
JUST SAY NO to 'Bait and Switch' . . .
- When the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the New Hartford Business Park was issued in 1999, it was promoted as a site for industrial use, for "new high-technology industries" intended to "meet the economic needs of the entire region . . ." Instead, we are getting more office buildings and a hotel . . . things that the region already has plenty of.
JUST SAY NO to SEQRA Violations . . .
- The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the New Hartford Business Park did NOT include the site of "The Hartford" office building. The FEIS was never amended.
JUST SAY NO . . . to the government playing favorites
- This office building gets a subsidy but others in the region do not . . .
JUST SAY NO. . .
- to the real estate developers, national chains, lobbyists, and public finance lawyers who are the only ones that really benefit from this project.
- New Hartford is a wealthy community. When financial incentives "are used in healthy and prosperous communities the regional effect may be to destabilize the fiscal health of neighboring areas."
JUST SAY NO . . . for your own sake, to preserve what you moved to New Hartford for.
JUST SAY NO . . . to arrogant public officials who will force a tax increase down your throat if you vote down their plan.The wrongness of this plan and the manner in which it is being advanced is symptomatic of the way this entire region is governed, which is for the benefit of special interests. The taxpayers will continue to be ignored, put upon, robbed and stepped on by our local leaders -- and the region will continue to decline -- unless we put a stop to them.
Cathy at NH Online Blog has a lot more reasons for voters to Just Say NO.