I am furious about the cold closure of McNeil Island.
Have we so quickly forgotten about the troubles with vandalism and squatters at the old Western State Hospital buildings? Am I the only one who recalls those news stories?
We will see this cycle: crime, drugs and squatters, followed by lawsuits for injuries and creating an attractive nuisance. Then will come the EPA-forced cleanup of the rotting structures. Taxpayers pay for it all.
The article said it would cost $500,000 to keep those buildings in restorable condition. Our state can’t find anyone to lease those buildings and site? There are …