These 15 posts, written between December 2012 and July 2013, give a strong sense of the local politics pushing against the City of Morgantown, and provide context for many other local public issues covered on this blog, and otherwise. What happened as detailed in these posts, regarding University Town Center and Scott’s Run, etc, is to some degree analogous to what continues to happen between Mylan Park and many neglected neighborhoods and areas whether in city or county.
The public needs to organize and better know itself and the local issues to move forward. (The first and last posts were written in 2012 and 2014 but the rest fall into mainly the first half of 2013.)
MONONGALIA COUNTY COMMISSION THROWING THE STORE WIDE OPEN AND THEN DRIVING THE GET-AWAY CAR
HOW PATHETIC IS THE CITY OF MORGANTOWN?
THE BALLPARK TIF – OBLITERATING GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF PUBLIC FUNDS BY LOCKING IN PUBLIC MONIES TO PRIVATE AND WEALTHY INTERESTS
THE “BALLPARK TIF” AND HARTMAN RUN BRIDGE
THE HARTMAN RUN BRIDGE SCANDAL STEMS FROM THE REALITY THAT THE MORGANTOWN CITY COUNCIL AND THE MONONGALIA COUNTY COMMISSION ACT LIKE THEY ARE IN LOVE WITH BEING POOR
RECOVERING SOME OF THE STOLEN LOOT FROM THE GREAT CON THAT IS THE BALLPARK TIF
WHOSE BALLPARK IS IT?
THE “BALLPARK TIF” DISTRICT DOES NOT EXIST IN ISOLATION, THEREFORE FUNDS SHOULD BE USED, CONTROLLED, AND GENERATED IN THE TIF DISTRICT BY THE COUNTY, TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT AND BENEFIT AS WELL THE ENTIRE COUNTY AND REGIONAL PUBLIC
EVERY SCANDAL DESERVES A FITTING NAME
THE BIG LIE THAT IS THE “BALLPARK TIF” PLAN
NOTHING LIKE PILLAGING THE FACE OF APPALACHIAN POVERTY
SCOTTS RUN – WHAT’S LEFT TO PILLAGE? TURNS OUT: PLENTY
FORMERLY A COAL RICH AREA, SCOTTS RUN PSD RECENTLY BECAME A TIF PLAN GOLD MINE RIPE TO BE PLUNDERED
HOW A FEW INDIVIDUALS CAN DESTROY A PUBLIC ENTITY
MONONGALIA COUNTY GOOD OL’ BOY NETWORK STRIKES AGAIN
HOW TO DESTROY A PUBLIC ENTITY IN FIVE EASY STEPS
SCOTTS RUN PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT – A GOOD THING DESTROYED
“REMEMBER, KAY…” YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS HAVE BEEN ROBBED