Tuesday, February 23, 2016
City Economic Development Director: "We're Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is"
When a city employee promotes yet another new TIF District and then says, "we're putting our money where our mouth is," it makes me wonder whose money? And into whose mouth?
But that is what Gale Price, the director of Janesville's economic development, said about the city's latest attempt to corral taxpayer dollars for Forward Janesville's downtown ARISE gimmick.
For now I'll take his words literally. That is to ask; is he willing to freeze his money, his salary and the entire city adminstration’s salaries including police and fire at a 2016 baseline amount for the 27 year life term of the TIF they propose? If not, where do they suggest the money will come from to pay future employee raises, city services and the higher costs associated with their backward growth plans?
Not all at once now. * sigh *
Posted by Lou Kaye at 2:42 PM