If Granite City wants 30,000 people (excuse me, 29,000) and industry they will need a PAID Fire Department with the ability to respond to a number of hazmat scenarios and be able to enter into factories and homes as well as fuel storage.
All of this HAS happened in Granite City.
They don't get it and they don't want to get it.
All they want to do is create their alternate reality.
I mean I'm even accused of 'bumping the thread'.
Even with my reply, this thread sunk a few spaces and didn't get a few replies. Ignored and left alone it would have sunk to oblivion...
No, you folks bumped it with your replies.
You proved your ignorance and your desire to stay within the bubble of your alternate reality, no matter how far off it is from actual reality.