I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Mayor McCue’s statement on the city gaining control of the Iceport land:
"There are no bad ideas when it comes to developing this land." He forgot besides Wal-Mart, otherwise Wal-Mart is a good idea for the development according to Mayor McCue! (Then why are we not doing it?)
Here is a prediction: Mayor McCue will take the first RFP that is NOT a Wal-Mart no matter what it is! He is desperate. Anything will be on the table besides a Wal-Mart!
NO BAD IDEAS!
Junkyard, yes he will take it!
Recycling center, yes he will take it
Zares retail (might want to come back), yes he will take it
Treasure Island, boom, yes he will take it
Mega-Bar, you bet, yes he will take it
Thirsty Moose relocation, I think he would go for it!
Mega-Pay loan, oh yeah
SuperMax, Cudahy here it comes
Outdoor music festival grounds, Alpine Valleyish, you bet!
Smashup derby, don’t have one close by, yes he will take it
Relocation of Super Video to a mega store, still not a Wal-Mart, so okay!
Dog walking park with poison ivy and contaminated soil, sounds good!
Besides, any of those would not nearly have the traffic drive as a Wal-Mart!
See he needs something in there quick because the April 2010 elections are coming fast! He needs to show something was done on his watch as Mayor! Something, anything!
Once he picks his favorite non-Wal-Mart choice, he will become a Mayor to be heard! “I am Mayor now, hear me roar” will be his motto!
He will have no problem giving a comment to the radio, newspaper or TV. He will not pull, “I’m Not At Liberty to Divulge that” or the city counsel (attorney) told me not to comment, so I will be silent! NO, he will be a loud megaphone Mayor all of a sudden! He will be doing the rounds to all the businesses burning up the pavement to sell his non-Wal-Mart choice!
McCue could try and psych us out! It is a virtual building complex. To see it, you must login to this website. See no additional traffic! We can place up a solid wood fence with the website so people can look at it. Hey man, this is the future! Virtual building complexes! Cudahy would be ahead of everyone!
I think IKEA would be open to a virtual store. Paint one of the boards with an IKEA building and direct them to http://www.ikea.com/us/en/ to shop. Just like shopping in a real store, but without the hassles. Cudahy wins! No taxes collected, but no TIF money given out either!
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you ....
HOW MUCH IN TIF MONEY ARE WE GOING TO PAY? A LOT!!! REMEMBER THIS MCCUE QUOTE “RESIDENTS MAY NOT EVEN SEE THE TAX BENEFITS FROM THE DEVELOPMENT FOR 20 YEARS” IF A LARGE TIF IS GIVEN!
“Be careful what you wish for,” goes the old chestnut “it might come true.”
Let me remind you of the Karma Story! Forgot, here it is again!
Town Chases Out Wal-Mart; Gets Insufferable Recycling Plant Instead
Pennsylvania: Residents in Plainfield County recently chalked up what they thought was a neighborhood-saving move by spending years chasing out Wal-Mart, which was planning on building a new store. Instead, they got a noise-polluting recycling plant.
The site now creates wall-shaking explosions and noises that resemble a freight train on a daily basis. A fire last week at the plant rose tensions even higher between residents. Developer Nolan A. Perin says he is being unfairly blamed.
He says $200k was spent to quell the noise and that he doesn't understand all the criticism over the plant, which is in an industrial park. Residents say they weren't notified, but since it is zoned for it, no additional approvals were necessary.