They spent 100 million on that garbage?!?!?!?.... Think about all the good things that they could have done with that money to help people. It is sad that they used such bad judgement to spread fear with money instead of love. It is a prime example another misguided "Christian" who feels the swell of their ego by reading the bible and not the joyful spirit of the word to compel good actions.
This [tax agreement/divorce] is just laughable. I suppose that we county residents should request that any assets that were purchased under the now dissolved joint agreement and built from joint funding be divided equally. Then the city can charge us for what they bought and we can use the resources that we funneled into the facility to build our own. LOL.
What's next on the agenda of Mayor Littlefield to increase the tension and animosity between the two governments and residents?
What amazes me is that nobody in the media or government of the city has come forward to describe the plans for the tax revenue that they are collecting but not sharing with the county since the agreement has dissolved. Littlefield and the Council members DID NOT lower your taxes. The agreement that dissolved was purely sales tax based. Littlefield and the Council members only limited the quality of government cooperation and are endagering community health. They are still collecting the sales tax. Someone should put that question to the Mayor and stay vigilant on watching where and how those moneys are spent.
Mr Cohen and the Alliance members that claim local business will lose jobs because of this tax deal are simply ignorant. They want you to think that this is a bad deal for us so that we tell the legislators to support them. It is a lie as I see it. Amazon will create THOUSANDS of jobs and broaden the local tax base — especially sales tax — thus increasing the success of our community and the small businesses here. Local business will not lose. The big brick and mortar stores like Best Buy and Autozone are going to lose sales to Amazon regardless of where they put their distribution centers. Do not be fooled into thinking that those big companies care one bit about your small business. Walmart, Best Buy, Autozone, etc all care about their sales and have done more to hurt small business owners in our communities than they ever have helped. How many mom and pop pharmacies, car parts stores, electronic shops, book stores, etc, still exist around here? It is my opinion that Mr Cohen and his Alliance members want you to believe bogus information about the real facts in this debate. The fact is you or I can NOT buy from Amazon without using the internet and we can not walk into the distribution center to shop. It is NOT a store. Best buy, Autozone, have stores. That is a huge difference.
Mr Cohen/Alliance members, if Best Buy or Autozone wants my support on this issue, then they need to create the same number of permanent jobs in our region that Amazon will. If your concerns are so genuine and honestly about protecting jobs, then create them with your member businesses.
Clearly the guy should NOT get 1.9 mil for this issue, but from the limited info in the article, he should not have been cited either. I would say the police officer was out of line.
@Lib4Freedom — Your thought process is an embarrassment to the true Libertarians. You are suggesting that we should not treat police officers as equals who should follow the basic standards of society because they have power to enforce laws. So, we should heed to the power of their position and obey them blindly out of fear?
We have an obligation to watch them and insure they follow the laws as much as they enforce them. Believe it or not, there are bad people in this world and some of them are police officers. Many are not, but the few that are, are not above reproach.