OPINION

Better uses for money than spending it on parking lot

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic

    I see in the latest Henry County Board story that the board has begun accepting bids for the courthouse parking project at College Square Park in Cambridge and plans to begin construction in late September or early October.

    I have lived in Cambridge most of my life and I have driven past the courthouse more times than a person can count. Almost everyday there is available parking.

    I see people walking every night after they work, whether its for exercise, enjoyment or walking their dog. I just don’t understand why they can’t walk less than a block to get into the courthouse instead of ruining part of one of Cambridge’s parks. The new parking lot will be located approximately the same distance as some of the available parking.

    I think the county could find something more wise to spend our money on.

Jim Gustafson