August 26, 2016 Leave a comment
From the Journal Times http://journaltimes.com/news/local/dickert-arena-proposal-would-bring-hundreds-of-jobs/article_8e143ead-e62d-5ca0-ba8a-250698a0a399.html “…
While that’s been taking place, Mayor John Dickert has been working behind the scenes and in tandem with the county to make the project a reality.
“This is a community opportunity,” Dickert said. “This is not a city or county thing or anything else. This is all of us partnering together on an opportunity to create jobs.”
Those jobs are a vital benefit of the arena proposal, which was presented publicly for the first time to the County Board Tuesday. The $40 million events center would add more than 300 jobs as well as 450 construction jobs during the building process, according to Dickert. …”
Well now let just look at his track record on projects our fine Mayor has talked about
Team Porters Number of Jobs 0 Site is now a field of grass
Delta Hawk Jobs promised 100 Jobs created ?? Business sold to another local company no report ever given that I am aware of, we were that if X jobs where not created the money given by the City of Racine would be “clawed back” no idea if that was ever stared nor occurred
Machinery Row a 60 Million project city loans given Grants received for the project
The loan not paid back talks to extend loan payments, from a review of city of Racine information on line not happening and from what I can find from the City and county of Racine the properties are behind on taxes! Yes Machinery Row is NOT paying taxes (gee I thought they would have to?). We are also told that work on the Brownfield issues are being done as I type this, however the most number of cars I have seen at this site is 3 so I can only think that no this is not happening.
From what I can see and read from pubic information is nothing is going on at the site and Machinery Row like Porters is well kinda dead
Of course we have the 800K “lost” loan from a building on Main st as you know from the Journal Times the paper work securing this loan kinda of sorta got lost not filed not done in the first place.
Damn Racine is good when it comes to doing/following up on projects
Questions that should be ask include is the Brewhouse at Reef Point Marina paying rent yet?
How many “Boaters” outside the Zip code of Racine have come to Reef Point Marina? Is it covering its own costs?
How much money has Venue Works lost in running Festival Hall last report is 300K in the red. Gee how much money can they lose on this?
Our Mayor of course is saying what a great place a arena would be for the area you know the Jobs we have the folks coming to downtown Racine etc You know the lies we have been told for years and years but this time it will be different.
Of course it will be sure you know I got this great bridge for sale in New York