Ah, the old Tinkerbell approach to economic development- "If we just wish hard enough we can make it happen!"<quoted text>I agree, this may not benefit everyone but we need a good shot in the rear here in Utica. You may not want to benefit from this idea but there's a chance that it may be one piece in a big puzzle that revitalizes the area. I agree that there are other places our tax dollars can go but if this is a success, other areas of concern can be dealt with as well. We've got to start taking chances around here or we're just gonna be stuck in the mud. BRING ON THE AHL!
If it's such a great idea, and so worthy of public funding, why not present the idea publicly? Lets see the marketing studies and financial projections so we can make an informed decision, instead of negotiating a deal in secret. Why slink around in the shadows?