The Ladue City Council approved plans on Nov. 19 for a $1.35 million project to construct a 5-foot-wide sidewalk along McKnight Road.
Our story at the time pointed out that the city will pay $505,000, or 20 percent of the total. The rest is covered by a federal grant.
In a mini-editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch later that week (part of a regular feature the paper writes called "Fair or Foul"), writer Kevin Horrigan notes that the decision is "fair," but goes on to say the city "has finally acknowledged that some people walk. It will build a long-needed sidewalk on its side of McKnight Road. Oddly, for a community as wealthy and conservative as Ladue, 80 percent of the $1.3 million project will be paid for by a federal grant."
What do you think of the Post-Dispatch's turn of phrase in this case? Fair or foul? Do you agree?