On Oct. 5, the Herald paper described two approved applications of federal funds:
First, $310,331.25 for solar panels on Bradenton’s City Hall designed to “save” $5,000 to $7,000 a year. At that rate we will get our grant money back somewhere greater than 44 years. This will create at least one permanent job -- to keep them clean.
Second, $100,000 furnished by the Environmental Protection Agency to “study” 46 parcels of possible brown field opportunities. The Herald reported that testing may cost up to $100,000. With 274 potential parcels for future studies, this can create jobs for many years in the future.
I thought our federal government was running out of money. Perhaps I was wrong.