Grant, stimulus money doesn't make a project OK
The idea to install solar panels at the BREC is a good example of flawed reasoning. The project is not cost effective, but if grant money is available, it is OK. Does the City Council think that grant money comes down like manna from heaven? Doesn't grant and stimulus money come out of the taxpayers' pockets as well but only at another level?
If the solar panels are not cost effective, they shouldn't be put in regardless of which pocket the money comes from.