Who can forget the scenes from the I-35W Mississippi River bridge (officially known as Bridge 9340) which on August 1, 2007, suddenly collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145.
Well, our incompetent County Executive John Stoffa apparently has. And now we get to run around like chickens without heads trying to figure out what we're going to do with the many bridges that we have in disarray.
We really made a tremendous mistake electing Mr. Stoffa. He has truly turned out to be inapt, inept, unqualified, and less than fit to handle his position as County Executive. He will definitely go down in NorCo's history as the worst CE the county has elected. What a legacy to leave behind.
Could we have imagined that John Stoffa would take a position to sue the taxpayers with their own money, dig his heels in, and then pull the trigger? No we could not.
Could we imagine that in the mean time Stoffa would forget about all his other responsibilities like the bridges which he is now so concerned about. You know...the ones that would have made more sense to tend to than suing the taxpayers over the Gracedale Petition Initiative? No we could not.
The county believed then that he could handle the responsibilities, because he painted a pretty picture...but evidently, he could not - because as of today, he has not.
He was quoted in the Express Times on July 8th, 2012 saying: "My biggest fear is that one will collapse with a school bus," speaking about the 119 bridges NorCo is responsible for, in whole or in part, forcing the questions - why was he not concerned before? And, why was it so much more important to sue the taxpayers? Who will again be placed behind the eight ball with another $20 million dollar ticket!
It wasn't bad enough that he threw away $27.275 Million dollars on the SWAPTION...Now he wants $20 million to commence urgently needed bridge repairs, the paper reports that he requires "$14.8 million to replace 20 bridges and $3.4 million to repair 22 more,"...wait a minute - that translates to $18.2 million, so why exactly is he seeking $20 million?
Well, surely he built in a cushion that he can use for some other pet project, as he continues to plot the destruction of our County.