Resident Is Fed Up With Flooding Studies
Reader says it is "a disgrace" that another flooding study has to occur before a solution to flooding in the Passaic River Basin is proposed.
In reading a recent article published on NorthJersey.com regarding the flooding study for the Passaic River Basin, this response is being written of behalf of all the people who have had to endure the hardships for countless and unnecessary years.
First, it is a disgrace to this nation, and even more to the people, to be told yet another new study is being done at “lighting speed” at an additional cost of $15 million. We ask this: do they not have enough studies from the past 90 years to get the job done? Or do they just enjoy wasting money and time? Are we afraid of getting to the truth and then getting our hands dirty to get the job done? This is not rocket science. Or is it?
Is it okay to rebuild other lands at “lighting speed” and not fix a 90-year-old issue in our own county? Do we no longer live in one of the world’s greatest nations anymore?
As far as the comment about Governor Christie not wanting to fix the issue: that is a lie. We all sat in the symposium at William Paterson University when Assemblyman Scott Rumana stated that Governor Christie was the only one who wanted to help.
Perhaps if all parties involved got down to the problem and stopped wasting money and time and did some good old fashion hard work that would get the job done. Or are those parties too worried about votes this year and just telling us what we want to hear?