July 17, 2013 —
Of the presented flood mitigation options, Council member Jerry Callihan took specific issue with the levee/ wall option, pointing out that building such structures would create significant flooding for those outside the city limits.
“You’re destroying lives upstream to fix a problem downstream,” said Callihan.
As the hearing drew to a close, local dentist Kevin Jordan put words to the frustration that marked the evening for those in attendance.
“It looks like they’ve found a new way to waste $300,000 in grant money,” said Jordan.
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