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Another Land Deal on the Backs of Taxpayers PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Wednesday, 27 September 2000 18:00
You would think the minute the Davenport City Council heard the word TIF (tax increment financing), their little ears would perk up and their brains would start quaking. When the recent news of the proposed TIF to subsidize Sentry Insurance’s move to Davenport came to their attention, the City Council should have been on it like ducks on June bugs.

 
Whazzup PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 18:00
Bobby Knight addresses a joint session of Congress. “Ladies and gentlemen, I could say a lot of things right now. I could say, ‘You won’t have old Knight to kick around anymore.’ I could say, ‘Well, there’s $500 in yoga lessons down the drain.

 
If You Believe These Numbers, I've Got a Bridge To Go With This Deal PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 19 September 2000 18:00
For nearly four months, a mayor’s ad hoc committee made up of several members of the Davenport community (including myself), along with various aldermen and city staff, has struggled with what to do with 220 acres the City owns as part of the failed 53rd Street Mixed-Use Development project.

 
Live From Sydney PDF Print E-mail
Guest Commentaries
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
“Hello everyone. I’m Bob Costas, saying ‘Welcome back to NBC, your Peacock Network for the 2000 Olympics and Third Rock from the Sun.’ We’re all very excited to be coming to you live right now from Sydney, Australia.

 
Land Use Plans Need Public Scrutiny PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Wednesday, 13 September 2000 18:00
Public meetings are being held this week to get citizens’ input on what to do with the 220 acres at the corner of 53rd and Eastern Avenue that the City of Davenport currently owns. The Ad Hoc Committee, appointed by Mayor Phil Yerington, has as its mission to study various land use scenarios and present its final recommendation to the City Council for an alternative use for the property—alternative to the Mixed-Use Development project that was initially presented in 1997.

 
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