$2 million "ransom" for city to keep downtown tax district
Original post made on Aug 7, 2011
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:00 AM
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.