by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
It looks like professional baseball is coming to High Point, reports Dan Way for Carolina Journal.
The Local Government Commission on Wednesday approved up to $35 million in limited obligation bonds to build a multi-use stadium. The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has yet to approve the city’s request for county revenue.
City resident James Adams objected to using public money on what he and others believe is a risky venture.
“I am not against the stadium,” Adams said. He opposes the construction rush to host the unaffiliated Bridgeport Bluefish team for the 2019 season.
“Shouldn’t the community have a voice in matters such as this?” Adams asked, suggesting the bond package be part of a ballot referendum.
Our Julie Tisdale is opposed to a taxpayer-funded stadium, and here’s why.