Manufacturer may complete electric ca...

Manufacturer may complete electric cars at Benicia site

There are 20 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Sep 15, 2010, titled Manufacturer may complete electric cars at Benicia site. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

The Bay Area's burgeoning electric car industry soon may be revving up in Benicia.

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vtown blues

Vallejo, CA

#1 Sep 15, 2010
yesterday news of a windmill company going into american canyon, today a car manufacturer to benicia. we have really screwed ourselves with this bankruptcy crapola, business unfriendly environment at city hall, minimal fire and police service for businesses or residents. what a f--- up we are!
Ned Kelly

Washington, DC

#2 Sep 15, 2010
It is the fault of city leaders, and the ignorant voting populace who continue to KEEP electing their failed model of politician, who are deeply indoctrinated in the democrat tradition of not being able to develop ANY business besides that of driving existing businesses OUT to greener pastures, DUMPING even MORE Federal and State MANDATES upon small businesses, plus union theft, generational welfare theft and cultural section 8 theft. You are all, ALL now reaping what has been sowed by the Democrat Party of Solano County. You need a successful businessman OR woman (geesh), before v-Town turns around, yo. Mmm, mmm, mmm, yall! Time for some REAL hopie-change…
flipped over

United States

#3 Sep 15, 2010
battery's cost $30,000 each to make.
subsidised cost $10,000
cost of each battery to the taxpayer $20,000
and they are so toxic that they will have to be built outside the US
VallejoCityClown cil

Vallejo, CA

#4 Sep 15, 2010
Way to go Vallejo city Clowncil. My special thanks to Gomes, who also promised Vallejo a car manufacturing plant on Mare Island. I am sure the car plant is somewhere near the book store.

All promises and nothing to show but BANKRUPTCY and a 17 million dollar tax payers price tag, and still growing. The Bankruptcy bill will grow to over 20 million by the end of October.

You get what you vote for, Vallejo city Clowncil.(Circus music in background)

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#5 Sep 15, 2010
As far as I'm concerned, Vallejo can have this toxic car production facility. Like we need more toxicity in Benicia. C'mon, doofuses! Quit acting like producing a car with those toxic batteries is a "green" employment opportunity. Dummies.
Tanika

Oakland, CA

#6 Sep 15, 2010
Cha-ching! Will their automobile have a competitive cost factor in competition with the $42k+, Chevrolet Volt, from government motors?

How much of that "green" money from the taxpayers is being used to ignite this venture... rebates included?
Tanika

Oakland, CA

#7 Sep 15, 2010
vtown blues wrote:
yesterday news of a windmill company going into american canyon, today a car manufacturer to benicia. we have really screwed ourselves with this bankruptcy crapola, business unfriendly environment at city hall, minimal fire and police service for businesses or residents. what a f--- up we are!
A. Liberalism in action! It "feels" good, does little, and brings in money to further enable, after personal cuts are taken. Easy money!

IN the name of GREEN, of course! Whatever that is?
Jojo

Oakland, CA

#8 Sep 15, 2010
One would become more enlightened if one were to research who bought the company stock and to what degree.

Then investigate the behind-the-scene-collusion between all involved to see where the profit goes.

It certainly isn't the car buyer.
wholey moley

Vallejo, CA

#9 Sep 15, 2010
where do I apply ? Count me in. Any place to work is better than none !!
you know me

Benicia, CA

#10 Sep 15, 2010
Tea Bagger!Cry baby.
Ned Kelly wrote:
It is the fault of city leaders, and the ignorant voting populace who continue to KEEP electing their failed model of politician, who are deeply indoctrinated in the democrat tradition of not being able to develop ANY business besides that of driving existing businesses OUT to greener pastures, DUMPING even MORE Federal and State MANDATES upon small businesses, plus union theft, generational welfare theft and cultural section 8 theft. You are all, ALL now reaping what has been sowed by the Democrat Party of Solano County. You need a successful businessman OR woman (geesh), before v-Town turns around, yo. Mmm, mmm, mmm, yall! Time for some REAL hopie-change…
Vallejo on the skids

Martinez, CA

#11 Sep 15, 2010
This would be great for the local economy...
Time for scrutiny

San Ramon, CA

#12 Sep 15, 2010
Good point. New jobs in Benicia can benefit Vallejo.
FIRETHEMALL

Vallejo, CA

#13 Sep 15, 2010
Vallejo on the skids wrote:
This would be great for the local economy...
It will be SUPER GREAT for China also!!! They are buiding there Army! What are we doing?

After the first car accident with these battery cars I think the pictures should be posted all over for everyone to see the damage battery acid will do to human beings! Step right up. Who will be the first DONAR?
ValleyJoe

Fresno, CA

#14 Sep 15, 2010
vtown blues wrote:
yesterday news of a windmill company going into american canyon, today a car manufacturer to benicia. we have really screwed ourselves with this bankruptcy crapola, business unfriendly environment at city hall, minimal fire and police service for businesses or residents. what a f--- up we are!
Calm down. Patience. Buy a gun and wait for 2012.
Benicia Joe

Vallejo, CA

#15 Sep 15, 2010
City officials past, have ceded much to power to those morons at Amports. Complete, certifiable JERKS.
NoMoreBusiness in Vallejo

Berkeley, CA

#16 Sep 15, 2010
This company would never even think of building in Vallejo. A bankrupt city, city council that does not get along with each other or any employees.
No future plans for business or getting out of bankruptcy. No, big business like care builders or manufactures will never come to Vallejo.
This bankruptcy thing has killed Vallejo for ever.
vallejofan

Livermore, CA

#17 Sep 16, 2010
The city is broke and this council majority has made things worse.However the bankruptcy has saved the city from going under.The council had no choice.We would have been in worse shape than we are now...hard to believe but true.

It is or at least was the only real chance this town had but the council majority messed that up too. We cannot afford the wages and retirement benefits that we pay our employees...end of story.

There is no money so we have to learn to live with less.This is playing out all over the country and the working class communities get hit the hardest.

I'm not going to slam any of the council members because at this point its a waste of time.No one can fix this unless we rewrite all the city contracts and live within our means.

As much as I would love to see jobs and auto companies coming to MI that alone would do nothing to solve our fiscal crisis.It's too little to late.

A campus downtown would help in that there would be a campus patrol on the streets paid for by the college.
SilasBarnabe

Vallejo, CA

#18 Sep 16, 2010
I keep reading the constant demand for income but quite frankly we would need $20,000,000 just to get public safety back to the bad old days of 2006-7 when 75 percent of the general fund went to public safety alone and transportation, non-profits (Senior Center), Parks and Recreations, and libraries contributions from the general fund were all cut or eliminated. Walmart brought in $400,000 there for it would take the revenues of fifty Walmarts just to feed the public safety greed machine $20,000,000/400,000 = 50. If assemblying a product is "industrial" then would assemblying a hamburger count as an industrial job? Hoping and wishing that a small auto assembly plant that employs 100 is a panacea for revenue is laughable considering the employee costs that are burdening city revenues.
Poor Vallejo

Vallejo, CA

#19 Sep 18, 2010
SilasBarnabe wrote:
I keep reading the constant demand for income but quite frankly we would need $20,000,000 just to get public safety back to the bad old days of 2006-7 when 75 percent of the general fund went to public safety alone and transportation, non-profits (Senior Center), Parks and Recreations, and libraries contributions from the general fund were all cut or eliminated. Walmart brought in $400,000 there for it would take the revenues of fifty Walmarts just to feed the public safety greed machine $20,000,000/400,000 = 50. If assemblying a product is "industrial" then would assemblying a hamburger count as an industrial job? Hoping and wishing that a small auto assembly plant that employs 100 is a panacea for revenue is laughable considering the employee costs that are burdening city revenues.
good morning, I think i just saw a hooker, maybe i will give her some advise. She needs to walk the neighborhoods where the Vallejo city Clowncil live. Wouldn't that be funny if they showed up. I bet the city Clowncil would be laughing.
VtownBeatdown

Hilmar, CA

#20 Sep 18, 2010
Silas, and Fan, a university is a pipe dream and giving up on revenue because lord forbid employees might get some, is just stupid. Let's look at this like this. If my bills and financial obligations became overwelming what would I do? First I would reduce my bills by cutting back on things that I could like cable, going out, ect. Next I would try to increase my revenue with overtime or maybe a second job. To think we can solve Vallejo's mess without new revenue is idiotic. Public safety is our main priority period so the library and senior center along with this downtown dream is at the bottom. So revenue is the only fix for the things you folks want.

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