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New Arena deal agreed to by city and Katz group:mod warning #616
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05-08-2013, 12:44 PM
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Ya I love Tencer's comments last night
"We've heard from all the arena nay sayers, its time for the pro-arena crowd to stand up"
It's mind boggling that an arena deal based on a foundation of complete smoke in that it is essentially funded via a tax increase and user fees, with no upfront capital commitment from the owner will be stalled for 55 million.
If this thing gets punted to a November election or worse a plebicite the pro-arena crowd will be shocked to find out how weak support is
The pro side isn't doing itself any favors either. When the "coalition" is so decidedly made up of vested interests that are actually involved, and/or stand to benefit financially directly from the public funding its harder to take it seriously. Indeed multiple alderman leading up to the vote are saying as much.
It would be enlightening, and would get my attention if anybody ever spoke honestly, and unequivocally on this issue while earnestly expressing pro's, con's, risks, benefits. That dialogue has been rare as a Katz sighting throughout.
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