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Anything but green

Published 9:39am Wednesday, August 14, 2013

To the editor:

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

It appears that Polk County has its very own SOLYNDRA.

Brought to Polk County taxpayers attention by the current board of commissioners at the last meeting:

Polk County taxpayers have now funded approximately $1.8 million for a “Green” DSS building that will never be green e.g. environmentally friendly.

Rather than do the proper vetting and oversee the construction of the new DSS building, our prior commissioners got sidetracked with the ever so wasteful Unified Development Ordinance.

Now county taxpayers are once again on the hook for sloppy work. And to think that one of the folks involved was an environmental attorney.

The irony is lost on no one, but the taxpayer funds are indeed lost.

- article submitted by Cyndi Breedlove

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