DID SOMEONE SAY 'WMDs'? ... Councilman Jack Morton, one of five members continuing on the council next year, has heard quite enough about infrastructure from campaigning council candidates, who've been bemoaning the state of the city's libraries, roads and more. "Shouting 'infrastructure' is about as intelligent as shouting 'weapons of mass destruction,'" Morton said. "It's just a slogan. ... It's just a way of trying to sound as if you understand something that the rest of us don't." So what does Morton understand about deteriorating city facilities and the need to find a way to pay for repairs? There are only two ways to devote more money to infrastructure, the dollars-and-cents Morton says: cut services or expand the city's revenue base. Hard to argue with that.
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posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM