Thanks but I'll be voting Hagan
Folks its an election year and Victoria as well as the United States needs to get self serving pols unseated and gone for good.Yes, it does start at town level and particularly this town council and mayor.
What does all of this economic development cost the average Victorian? We have never been told. We see the $250-$300k annually funding the VEDC operation. What we do not see is all of the extra appropriations and the real cost of the abatements and infrastructure giveaways.
We may need to give incentives for businesses to come to Victoria. But you need to explain what does it cost to bring those businesses here. What is the actual cost? I really do not care about pie in the sky projections and voodoo economics. What does it cost other businesses and the citizens in real tax dollars? What was the Cat abatement real cost?
For example: If the Cat Park cost $5,000,000 and the abatement cost another $1,000,000. The real cost was $6,000,000 or $95 per Victoria resident.
So, what is the real cost of the economic development projects Victorians have paid for over the last 10 years? I hope I can ask that question at the League meeting. Since you are campaigning on economic development, I hope you have the real numbers.
Respectfully, how much profit from a box of chicken did it cost your business to support your share of Victoria's economic development activities?