Editor:

I read the letter in the Courier Journal about the Florence  City Council spending a gob of money on McFarland’s Bottom.  It seems they need to get Bubba’s wife’s sister’s niece a full wallet - hiring a consultant to offer advice on ‘fixing’ the land. But here’s the thing, and it has ALWAYS been, and will always will be a ‘thing’.  Florence DOES NOT own the land.  TVA owns that land and just as city and county leaders tried to sell Veteran’s Park to Bass Pro during the Marriott/Renaissance Tower episode, they were denied approval. 

City leaders have to get the okay from the federal government-holding body, TVA, which is also responsible for any maintenance - things ike mosquito control, erosion, dredging, and flooding.  

Who didn’t know this?

Linda Johnson

Florence