The story about Fort Worth residents gathering to cheer the destruction of an abandoned Dairy Queen seemed strange. (See “With Dairy Queen razed, Stop Six set for fresh start,” Nov. 20.)
After I realized the government-owned building has been empty since 2003, one thought immediately popped into my head: how even local government is inefficient.
Fort Worth is no small town, but to leave a building vacant for 10 years is a joke.
If it takes the city of Fort Worth 10 years to do something as simple as destroying a building, I would hate to see how it operates other important things. The building in the hands of the city was providing no utility and was footed on the taxpayer’s dime.
If that DQ was allowed to be bought by a private company or person, the wait for the people of Fort Worth to have receive some benefit from the land would have taken one-fifth of the time.
In the hands of the private sector all would have benefited and waste would have been minimal. In the hands of the public sector the building rotted away and served no purpose other than an eyesore.
I think this situation is a perfect example of how the private sector is leaps and bounds more productive than the public.
— Chase Medelberg, Krum