Greg Edwards of the Convention and Visitors Bureau said that the panel asked the candidates what would they do if the county decided to add on to the plan and he said the Minneapolis-based company replied they it would work with them regardless.
There are still questions to be answered such as how much, if any, public money will have to go into the project.
...if the county decided to add on to the plan...
...still questions to be answered such as how much, if any, public money will have to go into the project.
Anybody else find something strange those two quotes? Those two statements, the 'county adding on' and 'public money' along with the financial analysis posted earlier in this thread are not giving this resident of Polk County much confidence in not having to bail out an even bigger project than originally planned... awesome.
And you know there will be public money involved if the Polk County Supervisors are involved, otherwise wouldn't the developers just be asking to purchase the parking lot from the County and applying for building rights with the City?
Our public money, and the supervisors time (and again our money) could be spent on better public projects that encourage private investment, instead of providing crutches for risky investments.