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$20 million to subsidize power for new development
COLUMBIA, Mo 12/15/14 (Beat Byte) -- Plans for another giant bond issue from Columbia City Hall -- $67 million for electric infrastructure and rate hikes to pay the bond debt -- prompts a question: When will enough be enough?
With City Hall's history of subsidizing Big Business and Big Development with public money, maybe never. Look at the red flags.
Mayor Bob McDavid threw up a big red flag over electric rates at the Columbia City Council's Sept. 2 meeting. Hizzoner played the Jobs Card , insisting City Hall keep electric rates low for "big employers".
"McDavid commented that Columbia had companies that EMPLOYED A LOT OF PEOPLE , such as Kraft Foods , that were high energy users," the minutes show . "McDavid thought...Columbia WAS ALREADY A MORE...
Troubled train's fourth sale pending
Little-reported third sale delivers final blow
Defeated in November, Proposition 2 would have raised development charges to support new infrastructure in growing Columbia. One of the silliest reasons I heard for opposing it stemmed from this concept. Columbia must "grow or die," Prop. 2 opponents pronounced.
Economic growth would come to a standstill if a rather...
Signers deliver hundreds of recall votes
City Hall's largest cash stash
COLUMBIA, Mo 12/3/14...