There’s a story, from yesterday’s Daily Union, about the Starin Road extension. See, Whitewater dedicates Starin Road extension.
In the story, Whitewater’s city manager advances a few justifications for the multi-million-dollar, taxpayer-financed extension: first for emergencies, then for connecting the Innovation Center to the campus, then as part of a package including bike trails. There’s no credible connection (other than common funding) between the three.
(That one reads that the Whitewater Department of Public Works received a new entrance and storage building, as a consequence of these millions, is simply embarrassing.)
These are not flush and easy times. For a better sense of the times as they really are, one might consider another story, from CBS News: