Daily Bread for 1.19.22: An Example of the School District’s Economic Impact Analysis

Good morning.

Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 15.  Sunrise is 7:19 AM and sunset 4:52 PM for 9h 32m 21s of daytime.  The moon is waning gibbous with 97.7% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1983, the Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.

 Last year, the Whitewater Unified School District spent $1,600,000.00 on artificial turf for athletic fields.  One might imagine in a city having seen false promises of economic gains from public projects, that the district’s adminstration — it is an educational institution in a city with a university campus, after all — would prepare a thorough projection economic benefits.

How did the district describe the supposed economic benefits of these millions for fields of synthetic grass?

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A potential boost, with a concession stand, massive amounts of people, and one local endorsement.

No one needed a PowerPoint slide to describe so nebulously the claimed economic benefits from this project.

The back of an older medium would have sufficed.

In the city and throughout the district, there are thousands of sharp and serious people. A district office with more than one doctorate-holder owed Whitewater a more detailed analysis.

This is, however, the environment the development men have entrenched in Whitewater: where very little passes for good enough.

Gentoo penguins eat sardines in underwater footage:

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