A spate of recent news about the Thompson Park Pool has produced the expected result. Pining over having a pool tempered by denial over the cost...(whatever you think the cost should be).
Mayor Butler rightly argues the bathhouse is perhaps the most important improvement as it could be used to support activities and visitors year round, while the pool itself is only open six to eight weeks, in a city where there are two other pools.
Experience teaches me there will never be a day when its convenient to spend so much money on a pool alone. It's not a question of being mean or uncaring to the fond memories of swimming there. It's not an affront to the east side either.
It's very simple. After enduring the controversy over the Arena, no one wants the ridicule and no one wants the upward pressure on taxes this will bring. You know the drill. Jay and Civic muse, Newzjunky posts with a sexy headline, lawmakers scamper.
That's why I don't see this issue moving soon, and there will be a day when it all quietly goes away and the City issues itself on condemnation order on its own pool.
Fate of Thompson Park Pool Still Unknown