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Hearing may go forward despite opposition; city cites process

The City of The Dalles may move ahead for procedural reasons with the hearing to fund an Economic Improvement District despite a strong showing of opposition by downtown property owners...

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JDSMITH 5 years, 2 months ago

How can a single paid individual find new business to occupy the empty buildings downtown. How many new downtown tenants will we consider this a successful venture. How can one paid person organize and coordinate festivals while successfully finding businesses to occupy empty buildings. What about our current festivals. How much larger and grand could our existing festivals be if we just gave the new money to them. I am not against a plan for a healthy downtown. I don't believe this is the right plan. You have to sell a lot of yarn, frames, burgers, coffee, paper, haircuts, insurance, soup, gas, gizmos and gadgets to have an extra $250 to give away. The real winner her is whomever gets the job we're creating and I hear there is already a few people in line for it. Let's all ask more questions. It's easy to be for a program that isn't coming out of your pocket.


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