From the we don’t have the money and the debt isn’t ours so we can spend other people’s money go deeper into debt department. “A new urban skate park has been approved for Margaret T. Hance Park near downtown Phoenix but it won’t allow bike riders.” I’ll give the city fathers the benefit of the doubt and assume that the city powers believe that a very large percentage of the city’s residents of all ages will be bringing their boards and in-lines to the park to hang with their homies and praise the wisdom of the city’s leaders – Not! Notice that the story does not mention how much money the city will pay.
What I fear is that a city that spends money like there is no tomorrow and without regard to whether it has the money will create the ultimate money pit – light rail. Oh yeah. I forgot. Phoenix already did that.