Letter to the Editor: Orland Park Should Not be a Landlord
Resident questions plans for funding an apartment complex within the Main Street Triangle.
Question, should the Village of Orland Park become a landlord?
It reminds me of the federal government running General Motors and banks. Was the federal government qualified to run a private enterprise? No.
What we have in OP is an administration that is running away from the truth. For almost 10 years the administration has tried to come up with a plan/solution for the Metra Triangle, and for 10 years they keep making changes.
No developer was willing to put up the money for this project. To save face, the administration has found a way to build the development with taxpayer money. Hello, and welcome to Government Apartments of Orland Park.
OP is no more fit to be a landlord than Washington was to run GM. As representatives of the people the administration must have the courage to admit they were wrong.
Admit your mistakes and find private developers to dig us out of this mess.
Do we need residential development? Why not a hospital, manufacturing, private health facilities, a university? There are alternatives. Public ownership only leads to more corruption and deals.
The Metra Triangle project is a disgrace and shows how incompetent government can be when it comes to spending taxpayer money.
George A. Tarasuk