The possibilities should be a little more certain before taking big chances. What plan would I have you ask? I would bring in bigger business with alot more jobs attached with that company. When bringing in a business you create more jobs and your tax base also increases. IVY will do neither. IVY will cost the city several millions with zero return..<quoted text>if we followed your principles we would move no where, sounds like a good recipe for stalemate. All success comes from failure or trial and error. You must act, take some course of action. We can all get in a big room and argue wether this will succeed or fail, for everyone who sees success another person will see how it will fail ! This town has made no effort to expand and look at being proactive. So you that want to see failure in IVY please tell me what this city should do!!! Never do you act, you only sit back and criticize, never a course of action. Never get involved, never anything but negetive. The mayor and this administration is trying to move this city foward. Maybe it will fall short of their expectations, maybe it could be great of this community, one thing for sure, there is never going to be a sure thing, no way of knowing what the future will bring. I vote for the possibilities!
The other thing I would do is fix whats wrong with city already. Parks need attention, equipment needs updated for Fire and Police Department. Salaries need to go up for all employees but definitely the Police and Fire. Fix the streets that are in desperate need of attention, alleys that need re-done and done right. A new building will need built one day for your Police Department and building one big building and combining departments would make sense.
All these items cost money and a alot of it. Just think what a million and a half could have fixed that will be spent on IVY. I don't mind the idea of IVY but you do it after you take care of the problems that already exist. This administration can't make up their minds. One minute they want to go to once a week trash pick up because it will save money. Then they hire a Parks Superintendent and continue to pay a PR lady crazy money. Which is it? Do you want to save or spend? I believe they only want to spend on IVY and pay a PR lady so they look good in the paper. Looking good is trivial if your city looks like a dump and it does.