Well Mr. Mayor?

Up to Bat

 

Good question when will they?

The Mayor got the City of Racine (read the residents) of Racine to pay his legal bills (about 100K)   We got to pay for his trip to France (who paid for his kin to go?) Who went with him?

We will be paying him to go to Mexico to bring Mexican Companies to Racine, with our high taxes , the hoops new businesses  have to jump and the way this City treats Minorities, will anyone come?   Yet The Mayor will be going, are your streetlights still on?

There are many buildings in Downtown Racine behind on back taxes. Some very much so. Why has the County Executive  not started the action needed to take them? If in fact Downtown Racine is booming as we are told it is, should it not be easy to resell them?  Maybe its time to expose the fiction of Downtown Racine? Perhaps we might find out that some business  are having issues paying venders? If that is the case why  Downtown is not booming is it?

In fact if J Way lays off say 50 from the Downtown location, what damage will that do? Maybe the County will give more money to Dickert’s pals is that not the job of folks living near Waterford?

Should not the Mayor’s pals some who have benefited greatly from contracts from City Hall at least insure the property taxes on the building they rent are being paid on? Begs the question if rent is being paid,is it?

How much $$ is spent on Downtown Racine to keep it looking alive? What’s the total amount being paid by the County on Reef Point Marina?

How much will farmers from Union Grove be chipping in for the Uptown?    Will FOJ’s get the work?

Yet vs looking into how the City is speeding $$ with I feel the O.K. of the County (Hell West of the I is rich so lets soak them!) for the Uptown the site of actions of the City of Racine that started yet another legal fight!

When do we call the Mayor to account?

IMHO I think that the Mound issue is not over yet, until a deal is signed in writing.

So why are we

 

 

So why are we doing so much to keep Downtown Racine a float? What’s in it for say West Racine? or the Southside?

Many Properties are behind on taxes. If things are booming why? If renters are doing well Rents should be getting paid, so what’s the Story? What is the total amount owed in Property taxes in The Tifs in the Downtown area?

My guess  this is the highest concentration of Bars are in this area of Racine. How much Police resources are spent here? Are folks on The North side in jeopardy because they  are not the officers free that are needed elsewhere?

I expect that Case will be reducing the number of employees soon in downtown Racine.  Case is also NOT looking for more City Spending and are up to date on Taxes. They are not begging for money to prop them up from the City of Racine. They owe a duty to the shareholders NOT Downtown Racine. Case I expect will act that way.

J Wax too is up to date on Taxes and I believe if the economy goes south will seek to combine operations to save $$. Will that mean moving employees elsewhere?  I  so can see The Mayor of Racine begging J-Wax not to do so for if say 150 workers moved to The County  we see bushiness fail. The City has a lot riding on the image of a booming downtown. If as I am told that some in the Downtown are on the edge of failing. How do they make it?  Is the City’s job to keep them afloat?

Kinda of hard to maintain this image with empty store fronts.

Should your taxes go up to save the Downtown? Should your street light get turned off for the Downtown?

The raising  unemployment  rate will make any new store hard to say open. How many Bars can the Downtown support?

How does the Downtown draw more to shop when so many Property owners are behind on Property taxes?   How will the public react should the County start going after properties for being behind on taxes?

IMHO not one more $ gets spent until something is done about this issue on the Downtown.

I find it interesting that Fair and Cole won the primary. That those found to run by the Mayor for the seat was unable to win.  This is very bad news for the Business owners  in the Downtown that where counting perhaps on more City Spending.