Jerry McLamb, the incumbent, would grow Benson through annexation. That's the town's prerogative, but growing through annexation is akin to getting rich by taking someone else's money. Mr. McLamb thinks shops and restaurants will come to a bigger Benson. He's might be right. But it's safe to assume that retailers already include folks near town in their decision-making. Forcing those folks to live in Benson — and pay Benson taxes — won't change the numbers.Click on the column link for the rest of the nifty rant.
Friday, October 19, 2007
The Herald gets it
An editorial in The Smithfield Herald actually gets it in dramatic fashion. I have said much the same thing regarding growth here in Selma. Here is a blurb from the editorial, which talks about growth proposals for Benson.