Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria

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Your View: Potomac Yard Metro will not benefit Alexandria
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By William G. Turner, Alexandria (File photo)

To the editor:
I am so pleased with Mayor Bill Euille and his cast of city councilors for moving ahead with the new Metro station in Potomac Yard. What better way to strap the future residents of Alexandria with more crushing debt?

Not to worry though, the words “economic development” and “tax revenue” will help me sleep better at night. In three short years, residents of Arlington and the District of Columbia will be able to take public transportation to Minnesota-based Target and spend their dollars, most of which will never benefit anyone in Alexandria.

Also, the residents of the $600,000 townhouses in Potomac Greens can take the Metro to the Smithsonian on Sunday. Will someone please show me an example of a major development in Alexandria in the past 20 years that has been done on budget or otherwise gone according to plan? Save your energy, there are none.

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