03/01/10 109 W - + 4 - 2 Gaylord and Meeker on Public Safety Center

Mrs. Blogger caught this one in the Midtown Raleigh News that's published by the News & Observer on Wednesdays. (She reads same on Saturday over coffee.) These are pros and cons of the Public Safety Center project, as presented by Mayor Charles Meeker and City Councilman Bonner Gaylord. The Mayor's comments are remarks from his recent State of the City address. Mr. Gaylord's comments are abridged remarks from the last City Council meeting. Maybe apples to oranges, but still worth reading.
Meeker: The Public Safety Center is Vital; Raleigh Needs it Now

Gaylord: The Public Safety Center is Ill-Conceived, Too Costly.

Sounds like you guys are not going to get your fancy building after all. Who are the private showers for anyways?
Uh-Oh - 03/02/10 - 15:18

not that i care one way or another, but its going to cost 3 times as much when they do it later.
gen3fire - 03/02/10 - 20:02

Now is a GREAT time for capital construction. Not so great for approving such work.
Legeros - 03/02/10 - 20:05

Yeah it’ll cost 3 times as much when they do it later, IF they keep the current rather ostentatious design. I believe the point of Mr. Gaylord’s remarks is that there should be new facilities but not of the current plans.
Joey - 03/02/10 - 20:36

why spend enormous amounts of money on a skyscraper for emergency operations, when the police do need a new headquarters, the fire department is supposed to be building station 29, and 12. stations 14, 6,and 3 need replacing to better help the communities they serve. ladder 9 needs to be ordered, the police need new substations. why not spend on these projects, and then find a suitable one story design for communications, and public safety support staff and command functions.
charlie (Email) - 03/03/10 - 14:23

Ladder 9 ordered? It needs to be opened, not ordered. We’ve got a rig for it, just need the company to be established. And I agree, they can focus on those projects you listed and we’d be better off.
Silver - 03/03/10 - 14:42

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