Business owners speak out about sign fines
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#1 Dec 3, 2012
The culture in Tupelo does not want competition as the elite control the cash flow. They think that their idea is the only way things should be. The codes are out dated and need an over haul as well as getting rid of all historic districts as they are just old buildings that do not meet today's way of living. Historic in Europe is over 1000 years old. Only native Americans have a history in Mississippi.
How about allowing stores in local neighborhoods to promote community? It would put those big box stores at a disadvantage as people would not need to drive and buy gas with the taxes on it.
#2 Dec 3, 2012
Did the city council give Walmart a special deal? Why did the city spend tax payer's money to build the intersection on West Main to enter the Walmart parking lot? What other special concessions did Walmart get that local businesses don't get? We in Tupelo have allowed our town to become over run with pay day loan offices, pawn shops, cash for title offices and Walmart stores while local merchants close.
#3 Dec 3, 2012
Big box stores do not pay enough to have a middle class life. many who work at them have to get government assistance such as food stamps and medicaid.
Now the city leaders are pushing tourism which brings low pay jobs and more poverty. But the CDF business owners profit from those with low pay jobs. The federal government is stuck with the bill to support the low income people.
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