Is Wake County Ignoring Affordable Housing and Schools to Buy a Golf Course?
By Brent Woodcox
A few months ago, Wake County commissioners were considering bailing out a failing golf course in a Fuquay-Varina neighborhood to turn it into a county park.
Now I'm being told that the Wake County Board of Commissioners could have a vote as soon as today about moving forward with the controversial golf course bailout plan.
Keep in mind that this is a board that has recently underfunded our schools by $24 million.
This is a county commission that has not identified a funding source for the 150,000 units of additional affordable housing that is projected as a need in Wake County over the next 20 years.
This is a group of politicians who have said the county cannot afford to comply with state laws dictating a reduction in class size to help our students in grades K-3 learn to read.
Now they want to buy a failed golf course?
These priorities aren't only wrong for Raleigh. They're immoral.
Families struggling to find affordable housing have enough problems without a county commission that would rather spend desperately needed funds to bail out people who bought homes on the 18th green.
Students in danger of falling behind have enough challenges without local politicians who actively conspiring to squander the tax dollars that could be used to help them get ahead.