If the citizens of Scott County were allowed to decide what to do with the $120 million budgeted for River Renaissance, we would instead vote for:
• hiring 200 more police and firefighters and giving them all a big raise;
• fixing the streets and sewers;
• buying some kind of high-tech temporary floodwall;
• renovating John O'Donnell Stadium; and
• putting the remaining tens of millions of dollars in the bank for a rainy day.