Author Topic: New life for Berkman II? Owners seeking Commercial CBD Rezone  (Read 58766 times)

Kiva

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Re: New life for Berkman II? Owners seeking Commercial CBD Rezone
« Reply #405 on: April 15, 2019, 05:29:06 PM »
Jacksonville loves to throw money and incentives at businesses that claim to be bringing in lots of jobs, hotel rooms, entertainment districts etc. But most businesses that move to a new city would do so without incentives. People are starting to get this. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/apr/15/nashville-amazon-deal-sparks-backlash-from-both-left-and-right
When will city council realize that encouraging small businesses to grow will do much more than bringing in unicorns on Ferris wheels? We need people to run for city office who understand this.

Kerry

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Re: New life for Berkman II? Owners seeking Commercial CBD Rezone
« Reply #406 on: April 15, 2019, 06:11:33 PM »
Jacksonville loves to throw money and incentives at businesses that claim to be bringing in lots of jobs, hotel rooms, entertainment districts etc. But most businesses that move to a new city would do so without incentives. People are starting to get this. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/apr/15/nashville-amazon-deal-sparks-backlash-from-both-left-and-right
When will city council realize that encouraging small businesses to grow will do much more than bringing in unicorns on Ferris wheels? We need people to run for city office who understand this.

I hope so.  Corporate welfare has run rampant for far too long.
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Re: New life for Berkman II? Owners seeking Commercial CBD Rezone
« Reply #407 on: April 15, 2019, 06:30:04 PM »
Brian "bad boy of Comms" Hughes living up to his self-proclaimed name. If the city counsel had any spine they'd present a united front and rebuke this kind of behavior from the Mayor's office.

What's the point of a city counsel if they're just there to rubber stamp Lenny's projects anyway? Have some dignity!

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Re: New life for Berkman II? Owners seeking Commercial CBD Rezone
« Reply #408 on: April 15, 2019, 07:19:58 PM »
Hughes has deleted his twitter account, @gometeoric.
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