Danville OKs $400,000 stimulus plan
Original post made on Mar 5, 2009
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on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:29 am
Unless it's Costco, businesses will find it tough to prosper in Danville.
on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:05 am
There are too many retail shops in Danville already. Some will fold no matter what you do. People are not going to spend in Danville as they did in the past. They will be going to big box retailers and will see that the same items cost 25% less. I believe in supporting local bussiness, but not at my expense. If they are hurting today, they will not be around in 10 to 14 months till this turns around.
on Mar 6, 2009 at 10:22 am
I don't get it. If I have an extra $400,000 lying around, I'd use it to pay down my debt, improve my property or save it.
So the Town of Danville has accumulated an extra $400,000 and wants to give it away to local retailers. Naturally, every retailer is for it, especially the consultants (like architects)!
If the Town of Danville has charged its local residents too much in taxes, why not refund it to us?
As far as local retailers, they have a tough time now ... but so does everyone else. We shop in Danville but we also shop for quality AND value ... if that means Costco, Target or Amazon.com, so be it.
It seems like the Alamo "No on Prop A" voters were pretty smart ...
In six months, The Danville Weekly needs to prepare a summary and analysis of the disposition of these funds (who got what) and what measureable impact resulted.
Socialism comes to Danville!