It's difficult to argue at first with the City Council's 3-1 decision to allow staff to sell the naming rights of city centers.
After all, a projected $4.3 million budget gap is a serious problem, and it isn't like structures with historic names will be re-named. Money for monikers — it makes sense.
But then, consider dissenter Evelyn Tolbert, the councilwoman who rushed to the defense of the things you can't put a price tag on.
Among other things, she said, this vote would "(change) the very fiber of our community. We'll throw out a lot of things that have made Tracy Tracy."
In other words, the city would not just be selling out. It would be selling a piece of its soul.
Thanks, Councilwoman Tolbert, for reminding us that some things come with a price tag that isn't expressed in dollars.