In May 2018, I called the proposal of building a new conference center in Brunswick a “brainfart.” Obviously, I was underestimating how seriously such a project could be pursued.
For personal grandeur or other reasons we can only speculate about, the mayor, with the support of other authorities, appears to be looking for financing possibilities (unquestionably to be securitized by local taxes) and marching forward. The folly of this was recently detailed in some meritorious editorials of The Brunswick News.
Hopefully, many citizens did read them and express their opinions on a project which is neither necessary nor a useful idea to revitalize a township in dire need of fixing numerous other problems but would burden the city’s financing for many years to come.
The money once designated via SPLOST should be re-designated on citizens’ request, a start for such a request has already been made by the public poll of The Brunswick News.
St. Simons Island