Old Drum

Commentary on Warrensburg, Johnson County and Missouri issues from a Libertarian perspective. View my earlier commentary at www.olddrum.net.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hawthorne - I Told You So

So, we've extracted $2million from Wal-Mart shoppers to pay for infrastructure at a virtually- empty development. I argued against it, saying that the free market would provide development when it was economically viable, but city leaders were so blinded by the grandiose visions, they went along with the scam. As Sandra quoted back then reading the stories; "it's a cookbook."

Now, maybe they need to rethink backing the pie-in-the-sky plans for a convention center & hotel proposed by Jerry Franklin. We have two high-quality motels in town that struggle to maintain occupancy outside of the peak events associated with UCM - motels built with private money and which pay taxes without asking for goodies from the city. Is this another "cookbook?"