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ezduzit, you are really illustrating haworth's point about the class divide—"the County is tired of cleaning up after you"? your ignorant & prejudice attitude was what she was talking about. The low-income areas of Knoxville are neglected & marginalized by the City. Do you think that perhaps over time this could lead residents of those areas to feel disempowered and hopeless enough to throw their trash on the ground?... The general public's misunderstanding of the intricate & insidious consequences of the class divide are very saddening.
Further, the real motive comes out: "This project is good because it will attract 'environmentally friendly' companies to the area, like Google for example." Anyone who thinks Google is an environmentally friendly company should probably take off their rose-colored reading glasses and really look into things. Try this brilliant investigative story for starters: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.ph...
And anyway, that really is what this is about, isn't it? Attracting business (& becoming the next Boulder or Austin). As the MP story says, Pilot is the #1 donor to Legacy Parks. Gee, this is really starting to look more and more corporate-backed.