Though the recession’s effects are ebbing, Roanoke City Council should exercise much caution before yielding to pent-up demand for spending.
The bulls are running on Wall Street. Investors are keen on Roanoke bonds. And city tax revenue streams are rising. All are signs that Roanoke finally can pay its last respects to the Great Recession, though city council should not bury the memories of hard times brought by its unwelcome visit to the city.