Not a true emergency
There has been controversy about replacing or removing the dam at Lake Bella Vista. I have no strong opinion either way, but I do have a strong opinion about how it’s to be financed.
A FEMA grant was approved to replace the dam. It has now expired. FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency. I understand that FEMA is to manage emergencies. Replacing the dam is not an emergency. A grant was approved, but who pays for federal grants? We do.
I believe FEMA grants should only be used for true emergencies. The local politicians should not be applying for FEMA grants if it’s not an emergency.
ROBERT HARMON Bentonville