Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fishers Boondoggle Sports Complex

The Fishers City Council indicated they were going to proceed with the boondoggle sports complex unless there was opposition.

The Mayor has stated this will not cost the taxpayers anything.

Well two million in tax incentives is a cost Mr. Mayor; please stop trying to make a pig’s ear into a silk purse.

City Council I am opposition to this massive project because if it were such a great deal for the developer they would develop it without your tax incentive.

Both the Mayor and City Council keep telling us what a wonderful place Fishers is, etc. They tell us many businesses would want to move here, how great the city is and then even how much greater. Yet they keep offering incentives to get business here. If we are so great there is no need to offer incentives. If we have people with money who are customers they will come without any incentives.

A few years ago they offered an incentive to a car dealership to build in Fishers. I would be willing to bet they would have built here without the incentive. After all they want to sell cars and Fishers is where the customers are and where other dealerships are.

Now back to the sports boondoggle- if this is such a great deal let the developer built it but without any tax incentives or any other money deals. If he needs two million to make this happen maybe it is not such a great deal after all.

This council and mayor should be called the “tax spenders. “ Of course they are not spending money but rather given gifts out to their friends the developers and thereby not collecting taxes. I wonder which is worst?

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