A City’s Priorities
Aqueducts and roads are the essential elements of a city. There is no city without clean water and sanitation. There is no city unless goods and people can circulate. Therefore the top priorities are our water mains, water treatment facilities and our roads. The people who live along our aqueducts and roads desire the protection of safety and law. Therefore fire and police services are the next most important priority. With our basic needs met, and our safety ensured we turn to the higher mind. An excellent education for our children, and an excellent public library for all are the city’s next most important priorities. Open and natural spaces are important for health and well being, so parks are the next priority.
The City of Burlington does a lot of other things of course. It provides electricity and telecommunications, buries the dead, runs an airport, promotes the arts and lots more- but if you asked me my top proirities for the city, the answer is: 1)Water 2) Roads 3)Fire 4)Police 5) Schools 6)Libraries 7)Parks.