RE “GREENWAY conservancy says state funding needed” (Business, July 25): The nonprofit conservancy that runs the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston has an obligation to the citizens of Massachusetts to become self sufficient.
As a lifelong resident of Boston, I have no desire to provide tax funds to maintain the Greenway or pay excessive salaries for the people who manage it, as long as there are viable options to raise money.
One option is for the conservancy to sell some or all of the naming rights for the Greenway. There are many entities that would be willing to pay for the privilege of having their brand name associated with this magnificent jewel. This would take the burden off the public and save tax dollars.
There is value to the naming rights of this green space, and taxpayers should have the opportunity to explore this option before spending precious resources.
Resources are limited in this economy and we must prioritize where and how to spend revenues.
Taxpayer funding for this green space would divert dollars that are desperately needed for the most vulnerable in our society.