All, and TheCommander. Here are citizen groups working on opposing the TIF Robbery of the poor to give to the rich at the Golf Course
4) Aetna Nation on Facebook
5) The Chattanooga NAACP
and every political party that has completely different views, all agree this TIF is a damn robbery.
At this mornings Industrial Development Board meeting the Tiffers claimed they have spent $989,000 of the $9 million approved for TIF at Black Creek Subdivision. Of the $989,000, $240,000 are legal fees billed to the developer from Miller and Martin at the taxpayers expense.
Great article David. Our city council and county commission passed the Black Creek TIF with no deliberation. It was really scary to see how easy it is to rip off the taxpayers for $9 million plus interest for 20 years. Thank you for covering such an important subject, when media has not adequately covered this robbery of we the people. BTW TIF should be reserved for blighted area, not the rich golf course subdivisions that don't even need the money.
Thank you Helen Burns Sharp for covering the taxpayer's back.
You answered your own question. 14,000 voters do not believe God is Gay, or that marriage is Joe and John.
Dem hugging failed miserable for Wamp, and so did trying to make D3 an entitlement for the Wamp family.
Goodness, ORR, could you post more please?
Awesome article by Mark West. Vote Against the Domestic Partner Ordinance, it is absurd legislation.
Guass, you don't know what you are talking about. The retirees health insurance with the city converted to a supplemental to Medicare. They worked for 25 years for the promise of the city. The city takes AWAY the older retirees supplement, and gives the same health insurance to boyfriends and girlfriends of city employees. You are wrong.
Blah Blah Blah, it was just 24 months ago that the city of Chattanooga council voted to renege on health insurance benefits for retirees under the color of costs the city could not afford. Fast forward to today, and the city can afford to extend the same health insurance they took from retirees after 25 years of service, and extend the benefit based up same sex.
If the city doesn't have the funds to keep their word to city employees...then where is windfall? The city is guilty of discrimination against older workers.
Gauss, you don't know any of the conservatives posting here, yet deem yourself an expert on everyone. Oh you are so correct, I wish I was not so naïve about local government corruption. Heck, I need to wake up.