You would think being an official of an area only .4 square miles would be easy, apparently it’s not. Unless of course it is easy and the residents of Penndel are just cursed with representatives whose intelligence is subpar. Looking at the Renaissance Plans, the so-called vision for the future, makes me think it’s the latter. Do Penndel voters ever even look at these plans that their elected representatives are toting will bring a renaissance to our borough? Firstly the “business” section of Penndel is dying, now I say that with hesitation because I would prefer to say it’s dead. When the most vibrant businesses are a porn shop, a gun shop, a gas station and a Burger King; things aren’t going well. Especially when almost all other businesses have closed, oh but wait, although Al’s Place has closed a go-go bar will soon take it’s place… yay renaissance? But really blaming the go-go bar on the Penndel Borough officials would be a compliment, we aren’t getting the bar because of our officials actions but in spite of them. The taxes and regulations that the town has leveled against our businesses is to blame for so many windows being boarded up, and when honest business can’t survive who should be surprised when a go-go bar pops up.
Penndel residents, however, have a lot more to worry about than the fact that their officials like Mayor Michael Sodano are quite possibly insane to truly believe that they’re going to build massive parks and sky-scraping hotels and art studios. Like the places where they intend to build these things; your homes and businesses!
As you do you may wonder why there is an “Eden Gardens” on top of your house or why your entire block has had a road moved over it. I see one big clear message when I look at these plans, well maybe two; 1. the officials of Penndel Borough could care less about the actual residents and business owners of Penndel, they care more about “progress” and 2. they’re are quite possibly insane.
What Penndel Borough needs is for it’s government to be streamlined. You can’t cut corners, you can’t bring in massive regulations for businesses that don’t exist yet. The majority of our residents work outside the borough, and we’re in the middle of a heavily regulated township, to turn ourselves into a massive business center we need to be more business friendly than our neighbors; low taxes, low regulations. There isn’t any other way.