Erie Mayor Sinnott OK with payment ag...

Erie Mayor Sinnott OK with payment agreement for new bayfront hotel

There are 14 comments on the Erie Times News story from Feb 12, 2014, titled Erie Mayor Sinnott OK with payment agreement for new bayfront hotel. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

He also believes that a $65,000-a-year payment agreement related to a county government loan guarantee for a new hotel at the Bayfront Convention Center can help make that happen.

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Whaaaaat

Erie, PA

#1 Feb 13, 2014
He is the only one happy with it.
State street stan

United States

#2 Feb 13, 2014
Its a democratic thing!
Ryun Bizaro

Erie, PA

#3 Feb 13, 2014
State street stan wrote:
Its a democratic thing!
Stanley: Get a new business you bum. Then locate in my district so I can take credit for the move. You will feel much better.
Ashley

Westfield, NY

#4 Feb 13, 2014
State street stan wrote:
Its a democratic thing!
No, it's a Roger Richards thing.
quid pro quo

Ardsley, NY

#5 Feb 13, 2014
Why can't the invisible mayor broker a deal to get PILOT payments from anyone?
Pin Head

Erie, PA

#6 Feb 13, 2014
Ashley wrote:
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No, it's a Roger Richards thing.
Wow...for a so called Republican, Richards sure has this democrap infested hellhole in his pocket. Wonder why that is.........
Sampson

Ardsley, NY

#7 Feb 13, 2014
Pin Head wrote:
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Wow...for a so called Republican, Richards sure has this democrap infested hellhole in his pocket. Wonder why that is.........
Money makes people do a lot of stupid stuff
edge

Clawson, MI

#8 Feb 14, 2014
quid pro quo wrote:
Why can't the invisible mayor broker a deal to get PILOT payments from anyone?
Richards said the hotels would not make if they had to contribute as if there were a PILOT.
The rest of the bars restaurants and hotels have to pay tax and make it. I wonder if too much was spent on the Sheraton and will be on the new hotel? I guess its different when you negotiate with other peoples money to build something. Has any project bid by the convention authority ever come in on budget? I don't think so and neither will this one. How's that new scoreboard at the Erie Arena? Oh that's right couldn't afford one.
edge

Clawson, MI

#9 Feb 14, 2014
Sampson wrote:
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Money makes people do a lot of stupid stuff
We agree. Newly elected councilman Breneman sold his vote for a mere $65,0000. Should have held out for more. I guess his training never included how to deal with rich powerful republicans.
Concerned Citizen II

Erie, PA

#10 Feb 14, 2014
edge wrote:
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Richards said the hotels would not make if they had to contribute as if there were a PILOT.
The rest of the bars restaurants and hotels have to pay tax and make it. I wonder if too much was spent on the Sheraton and will be on the new hotel? I guess its different when you negotiate with other peoples money to build something. Has any project bid by the convention authority ever come in on budget? I don't think so and neither will this one. How's that new scoreboard at the Erie Arena? Oh that's right couldn't afford one.
That's Erie for you.$80 million rehab to arena and they are using an 30 year old scoreboard. In the private sector, people would have been fired over this. You had a budget, you had to rebid it since you deliberately underbudgeted to make it look good to the public and then you LIED to get it built by cutting corners and leaving stuff out that you said was there. FRAUD.
Let down

Ardsley, NY

#11 Feb 15, 2014
edge wrote:
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We agree. Newly elected councilman Breneman sold his vote for a mere $65,0000. Should have held out for more. I guess his training never included how to deal with rich powerful republicans.
Yeah, got really excited about Jay for two days only for him to quickly show he's just a puppy dog. Rolled over pretty quick. No balls.
erie taxpayer

Erie, PA

#12 Feb 15, 2014
Well,, are you saying that Mr "Breneman should have told the state to keep their $25Mil ?

Are you saying that Mr Breneman should have voted with Carol Loll (nuts) and Andre Horton (shakedown artist)?

The proper thing to do was to " Hold Your Nose and Vote Yes " - and Mr Breneman did just that...
pants on the ground

Ardsley, NY

#13 Feb 16, 2014
erie taxpayer wrote:
Well,, are you saying that Mr "Breneman should have told the state to keep their $25Mil ?
Are you saying that Mr Breneman should have voted with Carol Loll (nuts) and Andre Horton (shakedown artist)?
The proper thing to do was to " Hold Your Nose and Vote Yes " - and Mr Breneman did just that...
He put his foot down for a PILOT and lifted it up for peanuts. No balls.
Barb

Erie, PA

#14 Feb 16, 2014
pants on the ground wrote:
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He put his foot down for a PILOT and lifted it up for peanuts. No balls.
Of course Kyle Fists and DiMattio supported it from the beginning. And phony Phil Fatica who pretended to be on the fence. Talk about no balls.

Then there is Joe "the Eunuch" Sinnott who won't fight for a penny of tax revenue from a $35 million project. Nothing. But he'll keep the backdoor taxes. Why does he like to screw people that way?

Freddie B was right - mistake on the lake.

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