Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still Alive Open Thread

Well, I'm still around. That's about all I can say for myself as a blogger anymore. I'm actually hoping to go out and take quite a few pictures one of these days, because there is a lot happening around the QC. The Kone building is going up, new restaurants are opening in downtown Davenport, and 605 Main has met the headache ball.

As Conservative Demo mentioned in the comments of the last thread, there's always room for some debate about the Bix at 6s, or in a related traffic-blocking note, all these water main breaks. I also might write something up on my feelings about the No-Notice City Lawn Mowing service. Or I might disappear for another 3 months, but lets hope not!


Anonymous said...

THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN _T_H_O_U_S_A_N_D_ DOLLARS, in today's economy to give cops a shooting range!

Mind you, not an entirely new building plus property, no, that's the cost just to outfit the basement of the already luxurious cop shop on Harrison

Outrageous and uncalled for.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the cops can shoot fine as is. Also, why can't we just lease space from an existing range? What's the rate on something like that?

QuadCityImages said...

They're already leasing land from the airport for the existing outdoor range. I'm curious if they can do everything at the basement range that they can do out there, and what the savings would be from getting rid of the existing range. They do waste a lot of on-the-clock time driving out to Mount Joy to train.

Anonymous said...

I am not surpised anymore by the complainers who whine about any time the government spends money. The fact of the matter is that the more training the better for cops, especially when it comes to firearms. Since Anonymous likes to spell, can he spell L_A_W_S_U_I_T? $387,000 is nothing compared with the cost of some of the lawsuits against the City.