by Travis Mateer
When it comes to empty reporting about what local government is doing with our tax money, no one is doing vacuous reporting like Martin “Gomer” Kidston.
For example, on November 10th, Kidston’s vacuous reporting was so starkly worthless I wrote an entire post about it, titled How To Write An Article With Little To No Quality Information In It.
Now, less than two weeks after that article, Gomer is back at it with a piece of writing about Missoula County spending money to get help writing a grant.
The private sector company getting paid to help the County do its grant-writing job is New Fields and the grant is an EPA Brownfields grant. But beyond that, don’t expect much more information than that about what this grant will be used for. From the link (emphasis mine):
With a hope of landing a large federal grant to evaluate and clean former industrial land for potential redevelopment, Missoula County on Tuesday agreed to secure a professional firm to prepare the application.
Commissioners approved an agreement with NewFields for $6,000, hoping its professional grant-writing skills will make the county more competitive as it seeks a $500,000 Brownfield Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
So, the grant will be used to clean industrial land for redevelopment. A natural question readers may have is WHAT land will benefit from this grant if the County is successful? Sadly, Gomer Kidston can’t be bothered to report on stuff like that because doing ACTUAL REPORTING might make his Democrat pals who run this town upset with him.
Later in the article, the intent of the funds is restated again, but in that signature Kidston style that betrays NO SPECIFICS. If vacuous reporting was a competitive sport, I’d put my money on Gomer Kidston winning every time.
The county is seeking Brownfields funding to “evaluate and clean up reusable land, protect its natural resources and environment, and combat a housing shortage.” Missoula has used such grants before to mitigate contaminated land and restore it to a usable condition ahead of redevelopment.
“It’s a small investment for a potentially big return on investment,” Commissioner Dave Strohmaier said of the $6,000 contract.
Cool, Commissioner Dave is claiming the “potential” of a big return on this small investment, and I’m sure I’m just being nit-picky for wanting to know WHERE this money will be used for redevelopment.
Since this is the week to gratitude-signal, maybe I should be thankful for Gomer Kidston’s conspicuous role in controlling the narrative for the woke fascists and their cabal of public/private enablers.
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