Is Downtown Racine the New Las Vegas or the begining of a Ghost Town?



It’s getting interesting in Downtown Racine!

In theory Downtown Racine will be a Booming place, we got Team Porters-we got the Marina we got the City Hall Bathrooms how much has been spend and who got the checks?

We sure know who will be paying for it!  We are!!  Yes! Are we having fun yet?

Look at all the nice folks making money off YOUR taxes in the Downtown/Marina area!

Who might be the Contractors/ Subcontractors being paid?

Are they using Union Labor? Are they using Illegals?

What links do they have to say the Mayor of Racine John Dickert?

In the Lake Front are the Contractors Dems or GOP members?  Why are so many on the County Board?

Has Racine been like Las Vegas divided up so conflict is avoided?

How munch $$ been spent and on what in TID 17?   Same with the round about. Its about who gets paid, we know who is paying the bills We are!

Have your street lights been turned off yet?  Whats your house value at not vs say 20010?

Why is it so hard to get straight answers from the City of Racine, who is being protected by not answering ? on TID 17?

Who are say the largest contractors  making money from the “rebuilding”    Who are they rebuilding it for?

Ah Racine

Sadly Vegas has interesting men with flair, who tipped big lived large and died in a hail of gun fire

We do not, perhaps all we have no more then a few interesting types looting before running off.

Things to come:

Who are the top say 5 Contractors in Downtown Racine and who they give donations to politically, might that have anything to do with wining contracts from the City?

a traffic count of cars coming into Downtown and walkers in Downtown

Number of empty Store fronts as a % of total Stores

“”             “”     Bars  as a % of total businesses.

At least in Vegas you have a chance at Winning.


This be a long term project but the % of Buildings behind on taxes. Then compare  that number to the $$ tossed away on Downtown, trying to answer the question is City of Racine what is keeping Downtown Racine alive?

Something to think about, is the DRC helping to churn buildings in the Downtown in ordr to have the illusion of value?

To ponder why are questions about   spending  on TID 17 so hard to get answers?  Might the Good old boys not what us to know that Porters might be a sucker bet?

Would you rather see street lights in Racine or Good Old Boys  go to Vegas?

Where is The Team Porter Money? My .02

My thoughts



Where is Porters?

I like to know what is the status of the Porter Project?  Every time I ask I get a new story.

Once it was Financing.  That has been fixed.

Next that Johnson’s and the DRC wanted to do a Market Study.  I am unsure what that has to do with getting the work started on Porter’s, however I am told that the study was done.

Now what is the hold up?  I and others have yet to see workmen start anything at that location.

What is going on?

With a Million + on the line and as I understand it nothing in writing to keep him here, this I think a critical question

Does this answer the question?





or this



Blackjack anyone?