The $2 million adds to that debt. It doesn't decrease it. Multiply that $2 million by however many of these schemes New York representatives take home to their districts in the guise of economic development to get a feel for the impact. Then, consdier projects from the past like Hotel Utica, the Harza/City Center building, the Stanley Backstage Expansion, Piers & Blake......and the lack of success of most if not all of the taxpayer funded projects that were supposed to be good for our local economy. The hockey team is just another example where a few well connected people will make money without much risk. That's because in the end it's the taxpayers who foot the bill.<quoted text>
Well picking on the $2 mil to fix a local landmark is a bad place to start chipping away at that $60 bil.
The amount of your $ going to fix the Aud is less than $1.00. It's your opinion that you don't want the $.33 cents of your taxes to go to fix the Aud, I'll cover your share.
Again, no problem with Aud improvements and upgrades if it can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they can enhance profibility. The probelm is that with taxpaer supported projects like this and those I mentioned there is no tracking. We need to look at the money spent and determine if we are getting bang for the buck or if it's just anothe broken promise waiting to happen.