Letter to the editor: The big lie about new development costs in North Augusta
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Mr. Donahue — Sounds like a Richmond County story, just a different topic.
That development is typical of all others in this area. Lots of hoopla and fanfare and broken promises. This development had grandiose plans for huge homes, condos above retail spaces, and an entire city within a city! But here we are, years down the road with empty retail spaces still sitting in the stadium’s interior and exterior and lots of vacant lands that should have been developed by now. But hey if folks around the CSRA will fall for it and pay for it too, let’s go for it!
They are called community amenities, an idea foreign to most in the CSRA. There is more to it than just tax benefits.
This should be a cautionary tale to Richmond County residents who will soon vote on the NEWTON – BURNS proposed SALES TAX to build a $250,000,000.00 CIVIC CENTER .
Hopefully State Representative Newton and State Senator Burns will have primary opposition in the next election so that the taxpayers will have an opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with these tax happy RINOs .
This clown has been whining this same line for years….Yawn!!!!
Aren’t the taxpayers getting a vote on the RC arena sales tax just like they did the property tax?