Numerous sources report that Los Angeles is going to invest hundreds of thousands dollars from federal and local tax revenues to renovate a million dollar yacht used for taking high school students on free tours of the harbor and for similar other uses.
Taxpayer Money Used To Maintain Million-Dollar Yacht
Source: CBS Los Angeles
Maybe the time is right to throw out an equally ridiculous idea for squandering our hard earned tax dollars, BUT... for getting more people involved in fishing the North Shore feeders. In short, there would be hourly shuttles operating out of the Fontana Village and Bryson City areas using a fleet of TAHOE® 228s and high tech destination docks designed to compensate for TVA's seasonal level drawdowns.
Goal: A maximum of $5 a person round trip fare. Costs not covered by fares could be offset by selling advertising rights to, say... a national outdoor recreation outfitter, a home improvement store and such. Any remaining deficits would be passed on to the federal government, which seems to have an endless supply of money. If federal tax rates would have to be increased in order for us to take our kids on almost free fishing trips, such wouldn't be all that different from all of us pitching in to trick out the Angelena II.