Editorials
Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

New Dark Store Agreement Worse than Taxpayers Envisioned PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 22 May 2001 18:00
There is no more denying it. It is time to take the blinders off and face the discouraging truth about the current Davenport City Council. With the sole exception of 5th Ward Alderman Wayne Hean, this council betrayed us for the second time by voting for development along or near 53rd Street, giving developers a leg up utilizing public financing tools meant for blighted and neglected neighborhoods.

 
One More Chance to Do the Right Thing PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 15 May 2001 18:00
The Davenport City Council proceeded with approval of two rezoning petitions on behalf of THF Realty for a Super Wal-Mart located at Elmore and 53rd Street without several of the conditions of the zonings in writing.

 
Taxpayers vs. Special Interests PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 08 May 2001 18:00
The opinions of the Quad City Times editorial board are often a source of amusement for those of us who bother to educate ourselves on the issues that concern Davenport taxpayers. This entity’s blanket support of Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement Districts (SSMIDs) for THF Realty to pay for infrastructure improvements that provide access to their own development of a Super Wal-Mart and Home Depot is but one more confirmation of the QC Times’ editor’s philosophy, that ads are news too.

 
Council Likely to Crash and Burn on Fast Track PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 01 May 2001 18:00
The limits as to how much damage a single council can do to a city is fast being stretched in Davenport. Area developers are in full swing to put upwards of 400 acres under development (additional acreage has just been added to the mix in the past few weeks, and that is not the end of it—look for even more petitions in the coming weeks, including the commercial parcel of Jersey Farm Partners lurking in the background), all of which is intended to funnel onto 53rd Street.

 
Nine Davenport Alderman Ignore Questions about Wal-Mart Development PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 24 April 2001 18:00
Last Monday night, April 23, Quad Cities Interfaith hosted a remarkable documentary film, produced by Micha Peled, on the impact of Wal-Mart stores in communities. Only three Davenport aldermen bothered to show up: Aldermen Hean, Sherwood, and Englemann.

 
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