Council vote expected on Farah plan

Council vote expected on Farah plan

There are 27 comments on the El Paso Times story from Aug 27, 2008, titled Council vote expected on Farah plan. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A proposed multimillion-dollar tax break for a shopping center at the site of the old Farah building will probably come up for vote before the City Council on Sept.

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Ann

AOL

#1 Aug 28, 2008
With El Paso being 4th on the poverty Richter scale, who is the upscale shopping center for? I think there are many better projects to spend tax payer money on and helping the rich get richer is not one of them.
Rasta

El Paso, TX

#2 Aug 28, 2008
Mayor and council lack the fortitude to say “no” to Foster. Plus, Foster does not need a break, he is rich. Upscale businesses planned for properties downtown, upscale businesses if the Farah property is developed, good. Give a five year tax break to the upscale businesses “after” the projects are completed and the upscale operations start hiring and employing from the local work force.
Melvin

El Paso, TX

#3 Aug 28, 2008
BUILD IT! Give them the tax incentives.
Daniel S

El Paso, TX

#4 Aug 28, 2008
Look at the site now, it's a total dump. Let them build it. The benefits outweigh he costs.
traffic

El Paso, TX

#5 Aug 28, 2008
traffic problems are biggest concerns. we dont want an 1-35 austin texas cause and effect. traffic is pretty slow going east as it is in the afternoon.
Mario Buenaventura

El Paso, TX

#6 Aug 28, 2008
Its important that move up to the 21st century, let's build it
whatever

El Paso, TX

#7 Aug 28, 2008
we dont need another shopping center..I thought we were the poorest in the nation...have they thought about the traffic??no I dont think so..greddy bastards
J Lerma

El Paso, TX

#8 Aug 28, 2008
Its always the Socialists-like who are jealous of other peoples success. These people are mediocre who don't want anything build, always have excuses. The fact is government and the private enterprise have always worked hand in hand to uplift a city. El Paso was once the premier city of the Southwest, El Paso existed even before Phoenix was on the map. Now thanks to one party domination and narrow minded people we lack modernity. The traffic will incrase but so will the expansions in roads in and around the new center. Think about it, socialists. Go live in Cuba or Venezuela if you don't want to see private enterprise emerge in our city.
Mario Alarcon

El Paso, TX

#9 Aug 28, 2008
If they can build a Double-Tree Hotel downtown then they can raise a beautiful shopping center. I support this project 100%. I look forward to shopping there and seeing those empty ugly warehouses disappear. Do something positive city hall, approve this project.
private

El Paso, TX

#10 Aug 28, 2008
its private enterprise using our socialistic tax money. we who pay taxes dont neccessarily approve of things that are not on the up and up.
Dan Martinez

El Paso, TX

#11 Aug 28, 2008
private wrote:
its private enterprise using our socialistic tax money. we who pay taxes dont neccessarily approve of things that are not on the up and up.
Your message is totally incoherent. Are you a high school drop-out? You are indicative as to why El Paso is the 4th poorest city in the nation.
cronies of city hall

El Paso, TX

#12 Aug 28, 2008
I'd like about 18 million for my business too. If this approved all businesses in El Paso should go to court to get the same tax giveaways as city crony Foster.
Rasta

United States

#13 Aug 28, 2008
Yes, build the upscale businesses on the old Farah property. Someone has done their homework and they must know the location will be profitable. The private sector should always back up investments with research. Just do it with your own investment capital. The City should not allow for any tax breaks or provide any public funds up front. Give temporary, start up incentives to businesses once they commit to become part of the El Paso community.
RICK

El Paso, TX

#14 Aug 28, 2008
I'd like only about 2 million for my business too
_Arrrrrrr

United States

#15 Aug 28, 2008
I hope city council approves this tax incentive for Foster/Regency, keep moving El Paso forward
(and yes there are those that dissaprove) WE CANT HEAR YOU! keep moving El Paso forward.

“used to be elpasotxrox98... .”

Since: Apr 08

El Paso

#16 Aug 29, 2008
whatever wrote:
we dont need another shopping center..I thought we were the poorest in the nation...have they thought about the traffic??no I dont think so..greddy bastards
Actually, yes they have. They're working on expanding the gateways and perhaps even the exits @ Hawkins. We are a poor county, but we have an abundance of rich Mexican citizens that do spend their money in the thousands. Plus, with the expansion of Ft. Bliss, we are emerging out of poverty slowly but surely. This mall would create many jobs... which is what we need, right?, being a poor county and all?
Mama Adelida Cuellar

El Paso, TX

#17 Aug 29, 2008
elp guy works 4 Paul FOSTER wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, yes they have. They're working on expanding the gateways and perhaps even the exits @ Hawkins. We are a poor county, but we have an abundance of rich Mexican citizens that do spend their money in the thousands. Plus, with the expansion of Ft. Bliss, we are emerging out of poverty slowly but surely. This mall would create many jobs... which is what we need, right?, being a poor county and all?
My Proposed Name:

"Los Narcos Mall"

Rich Mexican Drug dealers who pay no taxes. A few low pay jobs at the Los Narcos Mall.
Savior of El Chuco !!!!!!!!!!

“used to be elpasotxrox98... .”

Since: Apr 08

El Paso

#18 Aug 30, 2008
Mama Adelida Cuellar wrote:
<quoted text>
My Proposed Name:
"Los Narcos Mall"
Rich Mexican Drug dealers who pay no taxes. A few low pay jobs at the Los Narcos Mall.
Savior of El Chuco !!!!!!!!!!
Wow you have such a pathetic arguement, but it is expected. Most drug dealers don't shop here "Mama Adelida Cuellar". They go to Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, SA, etc. El Paso really doesn't have much of a high end shopping market. Try to stop being so ignorant. And actually, don't they pay sales taxes?
Julia Garcia Chapa

El Paso, TX

#19 Aug 30, 2008
elp guy wrote:
<quoted text> Wow you have such a pathetic arguement, but it is expected. Most drug dealers don't shop here "Mama Adelida Cuellar". They go to Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, SA, etc. El Paso really doesn't have much of a high end shopping market. Try to stop being so ignorant. And actually, don't they pay sales taxes?
How do you know where Mexican Drug Dealers shop ??

Are you one of them? did you just perjure yourself Pinochio ??
_Arrrrrrr

United States

#20 Aug 30, 2008
All city council has to do is approve the tax incentive on September 9, and all the losers will shut up and go home.

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