Will folks be ready for the Stimulus when it hits?
by, 06 Feb 2009 at 12:28 AM (5874 Views)
Depending on which version you examine (House or Senate), there's going to be some $1Billion in cash, and a similar amount in tax credits made avialable to the carriers and tower industry to provide wireless facilities to unserved and underserved Rural areas.
Many smaller localities have stripped 20% or more from their budgets. Some have eliminated the planning position in their organization. Others are trying to find yet even more ways to cut costs and survive.
What is going to happen when those project dollars materialize into project applications at small towns that don't have the resources to properly process a zoning permit?
I think industry is going to have the upper hand, and I think that we're going to see more ugly and ill placed infrastructure.
What do you think -- please comment!