Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker outlined his vision for the Capitol city in his "State of the City" address today.
Among his proposals:
Increase the sales tax by 1/2 cent to build choo-choo trains.
Increase regulation on development
Build a "world class" park on the Dorthea Dix hospital land
Wow. Maybe the Mayor hasn't noticed the skyrocketing murder rate in Raleigh, or the equally skyrocketing unemployment rate. So while the nation is in a recession, Meeker wants to increase taxes and make the city less inviting for development while making new construction more expensive.
Keep this up Mr. Mayor and Raleigh will quickly be on its way to becoming Detroit South. And remember, we had a winless football team first!