August 31, 2016 Leave a comment
Yes kinda late of a post from the Journal Times but perhaps The City Administer Tom Friedel needed to approve the story first but to the point the pitch to steal your money for a dead Racine has begun
From the Journal Times “…
YORKVILLE — At the end of Tuesday night’s meeting on funding options for the proposed Downtown arena, Mayor John Dickert drew on a piece of wisdom he said he learned from a nun during high school.
“Go out and make the world a better place,” he said. “That’s your job. I took that seriously.”..” http://journaltimes.com/news/local/arena-cost-share-proposed/article_e820a943-184c-52f5-97b6-8cd22a927e85.html
Wow the City needing to remove street lights and cut the Bus service to almost nothing wants to pay 2/3 of the cost of a 40+ Million Arena. Well not the city so much as you the tax payer so the Downtown Racine bar owners can make more money, after all the Bar Owners have been good to Mayor Dickert (well the white bar owners the Black-Hispanic mostly being driven from the area)
As the County Board goes forward looking at this I do hope they look at the results of other City of Racine projects:
Porter’s: Unknown amount spent site now empty
Delta Hawk Unknown Amount spent from City of Racine and State 100 + Jobs promised: Company sold to others unknown jobs no job numbers ever given in public
Machinery Row, Millions lent State Tax credits approved Federal/State Grants given:
Legal action between partners, Legal Action on former owner, Loan not repaid, no building going on at site no activity can be seen from street, Racine County web site appears to say that the project IS NOT PAYING TAXES
Strong rumor is that a State grant will be used to buy land given to Machinery Row by the City so the property tax bill is paid …?
And the Racine County Board is thinking of doing ANYTHING with the city of Racine that’s right its not their money its yours and the right folks will benefit and that is not you.