2013 (-) 10% would seem appropriate. I think that going with the proposed amount will result in 3Q2014 finding council scrambling to come up with 13 M in budget cuts similar to 2008 - - in addition to worrying about who is leaking all the emails !
Many of these serious issues may never get resolved with the closing of the Olive Branch.
Waiting breathlessly for the announcement of an NFL expansion team before Wed with a secret deal made in the library to grant naming rights of the enlarged stadium to Papa Johns.
" - - - rents office space by the hour?"
It is turning into a heated battle - one the region is quite well known for. With the need to bring in employers - create primary jobs - and boost revenues so we can all buy toilet paper and toothpaste in the same week seems to be made the paramount need with de-emphasis on personalities and focus on the process. Create more 'Franklins' !
Is the current 'model' for regional economic development working or is a new approach needing to be examined?
How economic development is funded and managed may loom large as a means to boost revenues and local sales tax collections to support services provided by the city. So you have thoughts on the management models available - your comments will be appreciated.
Thank you if you have the time and interest to participate!
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