Keep Your Eye On the Ballpark

The present ballpark proposal depends on public subsidy by diverting local taxes to pay off its debts ("Building a Village," News & Features, Feb. 16). Taxes are public money. And those taxes forgone by the city would have to be made up by all other existing businesses, residents and visitors.

How much longer will City Council allow itself to be bullied into subsidizing new grandiose developments, bringing extra costs and unfair competition down upon existing business firms, restaurants and shops — and driving the marginal out of town or to close?

Tony Pelling

Letters to the editor may be sent to: letters@styleweekly.com



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Newsletter Sign-Up

The Flash
The Bite
The Scoop

Copyright © 2018 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation