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.
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Comments you might have missed The Week of 9/20-9/26
Comments for: Cudahy Business Question for Today?
Are you serious? Do you enjoy hearing yourself complain? You are complaining about flowers, think about it. I actually enjoy driving down
Flower pots on
I got an idea, why not hire KEI to plant flowers and shrubs along
cudahy110 I would agree on “I actually enjoy driving down
No, I don’t like to hear myself complain, I am stating facts!
Taxed Enough In WI
While I think there is an argument that these flowers were not timely done, the real travesty is the amount of money the city spent on the new director of economic development and her budget. I understand that Ms. Fritts is receiving $85,000 in salary plus another 40 or so percent in benefits. Her total budget is approximately $350,000! Taxpayers should be disgusted with these figures, Tiff dollars or not!
Given the state of the economy, the City should have waited until the economy improved before hiring someone from the East Coast to develop OUR community. I don't care who you hire in this position, banks are not lending money and without that, there will be little to NO development or redevelopment. Developers will NEVER use their own money for a project. It is all about leverage.
The City should cut its losses now and terminate its relationship with Ms. Fritts and have the CDA handle things until the economy improves. No new projects have come to light since at least 2006 so it shouldn't be a problem for them.
Ms. Fritts has not brought one project to the table that has come to fruition. Even the movie theatre is now out of the picture because the developer is having difficulties with its bank. This is occurring even when the city agreed to contribute much more than the standard 20% to the development.
Bottom line, the City has a terrible reputation with developers since turning down the Wal-Mart by Continental Properties and Ms. Fritts has not changed that for the better at all. What has she done for the $85,000 salary plus benefits plus huge budget? Oh I forget, she got the city 2 interns who post announcements for the Mayor. What a bargain!
Taxed Enough In WI you bring up many good points. See the city of
Some of that totals can be seen here: http://www.cudahy4business.com/cudahyecondev/about+cudahy/news/default.asp
A few examples
Cobalt Site- On
Just how many become real and how many were already in the pipeline before Ms. Fritts and just how many become “vapor projects” remains to be seen!
At one point, the Cobalt project was valued at about $30 million. Now it has shrunk to 18, I wonder how much the City is going to put into this one!
While I support retail on the Penn and
Other than spending money hand over fist, our Mayor and his new queen of economic development have done nothing to bring in any new business here. Why is she not concentrating also on the businesses which are closing or leaving
How much is the city contributing to the squire place project? What is the value of the land? (City contribution) How much financial incentive is the developer getting (TIF dollars)? Unfortunately, none of these questions are being asked, or answered!
Sorry, gotta go now so I have no more time to write. I am eating tonight at the new Sonic in