Right On Carol.
October 20, 2011 | 09:46 AM
While Bob P. may be right about only being able to use TIF money for that TIF district, the better questions would be why spend it now? Was $300k burning a hole in the pockets of city officials? Would the money have been put to better use in another ares? Why not save it for another year and see if something more worthy comes up. If it's such a huge draw and money maker, why aren't other communities rushing to build one?
I do love Bob's "excuse" about the troubles. Oh, it couldn't be the dredge of society that hangs out there, it must be the "isolated location". Rationalize it all you want, the trouble speaks for itself.
This is nothing more than a perfect example of government spending run amok..