Klein unveils stimulus map, wants public to help monitor spendingby George Bennett | September 18th, 2009
Klein said he wants constituents who click on specific projects to tell him if they aren’t doing what they are supposed to do.
“We want to make sure that our local people…can see what’s going on in their local community and can be part of the eyes and ears to make sure this money is being spent correctly,” Klein said today in an appearance at the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail station, where he touted a $13.6 million federal expenditure to buy four new locomotives and make other transit improvements.
Said Klein, who voted for the $787 billion stimulus bill: “If the money’s doing its job and creating jobs and creating benefit in our community, I’m all for it. And if we find that it’s not being spent, or its being spent on anything other than creating jobs, we need to cancel it, pull it back and find a better way to support our local community.”