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I don’t hate the project just the fact that property taxpayers have to fund it.
The city got 1200 jobs from Verizon for less than $1M investment. It was in writing. These are permanent jobs so long as Verizon stays here. It brought 400 families into this area from Morristown NJ. Verizon bought the land and own the building
Here we get 100 jobs for $57+M and a tennant in a city owned property. Nice huh? Then we get a team that has an attendance problem to boot.
All this from a mayor who said "I DON’T SUPPORT taxpayer funded baseball" in 2008. He then went to "$42M is way too big and Manda”Lie” has to put more skin in the game” to “$32M is a number I can’t support” to “Its capped at $37M”.
There is NO NEED to jump at this project. Are there more Verizons on the horizon? Nope not as far as I can tell, but that does NOT JUSTIFY $57+M for 100 jobs.
You can spend ALL the money you can get out of THEM for 100 jobs Chuckles
But don’t ask for the taxpayers to spend $570,000.00 for each piddly ass stadium job.
that is a very bad return on investment for this city.
I would rather wait – sorry – you’re not convincing anyone here, at WECT or Star News online.



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