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$2 million "ransom" for city to keep downtown tax district

Original post made on Aug 7, 2011

When City Council members return from summer break in September they will have to decide whether to pay $2 million a year to keep the downtown's redevelopment funding or be forced to turn over as much as $5 million a year in revenue to other local services.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Steve, a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

"But downtown property taxes will be redirected to other services the state sees as more important: local schools, county services and even city services."


And good for that. A shame our own city managers don't see those items as being as important as downtown celebrations drawing in out-of-towners and building upon every square foot of open space in Mountain View with multi-story constructs. Somewhere, at some point, priorities got twisted around backwards.


As far as civic responsibilities go, it's "People" over "Profits", not the other way around. And I mean people of M.V., not business owners who may not even live here.




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