It is currently Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:22 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:54 pm 
Offline
General Manager / Design
General Manager / Design

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:39 am
Posts: 5678
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
From WANE.com

Quote:
(Fort Wayne - WANE) On Friday, the board of Allen County's Convention & Tourism Authority delayed voting on a proposal from Fort Wayne city leaders. Over 10 years, it would set aside 2-and-a-half million dollars to help fund Harrison Square. The downtown revitalization project would include a new ballpark, shopping, and a new hotel. But before giving his o-k, one board member wants to know more about the new hotel. The board will look at this issue again next Friday. The city says it's optimistic that after the board has the additional info, it will o-k the funding.

_________________
Fort Wayne Digital Media Production Group LLC
http://www.fwdmp.com
Music
http://www.myspace.com/deadgirlsorry
http://www.myspace.com/thatcraftydevil
http://www.myspace.com/skinnydamnit


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:13 pm 
Offline
SuperStar
SuperStar

Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:50 pm
Posts: 433
Location: Running from Cat farts
Now, this! This is what the petitions should be about! This is a very, very stupid idea, IMO. Downtown died when GC Murphy closed and its not gonna be revived by a baseball stadium. Football, maybe, but not likely. I think a better idea would be to legalize gambling and prostitution downtown, cage it off and we all move to Dallas.
Image

_________________
What!


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:45 pm 
Offline
Too Much Free Time
Too Much Free Time

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:47 pm
Posts: 4826
Location: Fort Wayne
So did anyone catch the news the other night when they were discussing the latest on this and where the Grand Wayne Center has to pay the Marriott $250,000 a year for 10 years and THEN after that our local government GUARANTEED the Marriott a 16% annual PROFIT or WE the tax payers would make up the difference?

I wish I could get the local government to guarantee MY business a profit each year...all I would want is 10%...how about that? Would be less money out of YOUR pocket as a taxpayer if I only got that much...

This project is getting worse and worse...

Chris


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:01 pm 
Offline
Too Much Free Time
Too Much Free Time

Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:51 pm
Posts: 2087
Location: ....in the express lane
cwallace wrote:
Grand Wayne Center has to pay the Marriott $250,000 a year for 10 years and THEN after that our local government GUARANTEED the Marriott a 16% annual PROFIT or WE the tax payers would make up the difference?

I wish I could get the local government to guarantee MY business a profit each year...all I would want is 10%...how about that? Would be less money out of YOUR pocket as a taxpayer if I only got that much...

This project is getting worse and worse...

Chris


The way I read that is that after 10 years anything over 16% profit that the Marriott makes, goes back to the city.

Maybe I misread!

But yeah,... the shadiness of this whole thing. I don't know.
Part of me wants it to succeed, part of me senses pure waste.

_________________
.


Less is always more


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:12 pm 
Offline
Too Much Free Time
Too Much Free Time

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:47 pm
Posts: 4826
Location: Fort Wayne
From what they said on news 15 was the the city guaranteed %16 or WE would make up the difference. Great if they want to give anything over 16% back to the city, BUT they can control that in additional spending and can easily make themselves fall short of the 16% and then get more money from us...

Still the point...we should NEVER guarantee a company that they will profit at ALL let alone set a %. Where do I sign up?

Chris


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:50 am 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:01 pm
Posts: 47
This is just sad. We are supposed to be a democracy. I haven't heard a single person speak in favor of a stadium.

Just shows how much our "elected" officials really care, or, it shows just how f-ing stupid the majority of people are.

Btw, who wanted the smoking ban?


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:02 am 
Offline
General Manager / Design
General Manager / Design

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:39 am
Posts: 5678
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
quantum_driveshaft wrote:
This is just sad. We are supposed to be a democracy. I haven't heard a single person speak in favor of a stadium.

Just shows how much our "elected" officials really care, or, it shows just how f-ing stupid the majority of people are.

Btw, who wanted the smoking ban?


yeah exactly.

_________________
Fort Wayne Digital Media Production Group LLC
http://www.fwdmp.com
Music
http://www.myspace.com/deadgirlsorry
http://www.myspace.com/thatcraftydevil
http://www.myspace.com/skinnydamnit


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:27 pm 
Offline
Regular
Regular

Joined: Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:04 pm
Posts: 159
quantum_driveshaft wrote:
This is just sad. We are supposed to be a democracy. I haven't heard a single person speak in favor of a stadium.

Just shows how much our "elected" officials really care, or, it shows just how f-ing stupid the majority of people are.

Btw, who wanted the smoking ban?
THis is what I don't get! I haven't heard from ONE person who's for the stadium. Where are these people who thought this was a good idea???


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:48 am 
Offline
Too Much Free Time
Too Much Free Time

Joined: Mon Dec 09, 2002 3:47 pm
Posts: 4826
Location: Fort Wayne
They are sitting up at the 'big table' and they got to vote...

Chris


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:44 pm 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:13 am
Posts: 9
Location: FWA
Could be the biggest flop Fort Wizzle has ever seen.

Ultimately, this small city is commercially overbuilt as it is. We don't need more. What we need is to better utilize what we have.

The Wiz Stadium is never full. Not even close. Nice place really.

And the Memorial Col. is used for what ? In my day, all the major bands of the era played there. Not anymore. Why ? Ask the general manager. Rock, metal, whatever......NO MORE. It's not family oriented. Undesirables. F that !

Look around, choose you're own ground.

_________________
“It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere.â€


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:36 pm 
Offline
I Been Around
I Been Around

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:06 pm
Posts: 69
Location: Ft. Wayne,IN
big waste of money! i see roads that need fixed for one! spend that money on the people who put it there! who cares ab0ut sum weak azz baseball team! and are th wizards the ones playin there?? if so how do they deserve a new stadium when they can t win a dam game! greedy bastards! hope kelty goes to prison and becomes a nice girlfriend for some one....at least thats one pansy azz political figure that got served!!

_________________
..someone gets excited in a chapel yard, catches a bouquet. another lays a dozen, white roses on her grave...


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:41 pm 
Offline
I Been Around
I Been Around

Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:06 pm
Posts: 69
Location: Ft. Wayne,IN
big waste of money! i see roads that need fixed for one! spend that money on the people who put it there! who cares ab0ut sum weak azz baseball team! and are th wizards the ones playin there?? if so how do they deserve a new stadium when they can t win a dam game! greedy bastards! hope kelty goes to prison and becomes a nice girlfriend for some one....at least thats one pansy azz political figure that got served!!

_________________
..someone gets excited in a chapel yard, catches a bouquet. another lays a dozen, white roses on her grave...


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:55 pm 
Offline
Too Much Free Time
Too Much Free Time

Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:14 pm
Posts: 4482
Club - W - L - PCT - GB - Home - Away - L 10 - Streak

West Michigan - 45 - 25 - .643 - 23/13 22/12 5/5 L4
Lansing - 43 - 27 - .614 - 2.0 27/8 16/19 9/1 W3
South Bend - 34 - 34 - .500 - 10.0 18/15 16/19 5/5 W1
Dayton - 34 - 36 - .486 - 11.0 20/15 14/21 3/7 L1
Fort Wayne - 24 - 46 - .343 - 21.0 15/19 9/27 4/5 W3
Great Lakes - 23 - 46 - .333 - 21.5 11/24 12/22 3/6 L3


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:13 pm 
Offline
Staff Member
Staff Member

Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 1:36 pm
Posts: 7186
millhouse wrote:
big waste of money! i see roads that need fixed for one! spend that money on the people who put it there! who cares ab0ut sum weak azz baseball team! and are th wizards the ones playin there?? if so how do they deserve a new stadium when they can t win a dam game! greedy bastards! hope kelty goes to prison and becomes a nice girlfriend for some one....at least thats one pansy azz political figure that got served!!


Someone's not paying attention...

Kelty ran in opposition to this. It's a big part of why he won the nomination. As a side note, he also ran in opposition to the STUPID smoking ban, which was another big piece of the winning puzzle for him. I love hearing other people's opinions, but please share an informed opinion whenever possible.

_________________
"brad!
...your tunes and your playing sound really great... all the best to you and god bless-
adam nitti" www.myspace.com/adamnittimusic

www.bradjonesbass.com
http://groups.myspace.com/northeastindianabassplayers
www.myspace.com/bassjones
www.myspace.com/whitehotnoise
www.esession.com/bradjones - hire me for your session from anywhere in the world.


Top
 Profile  
 

  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:34 pm 
Offline
I Been Around
I Been Around

Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:13 pm
Posts: 73
quantum_driveshaft wrote:
This is just sad. We are supposed to be a democracy. I haven't heard a single person speak in favor of a stadium.

Just shows how much our "elected" officials really care, or, it shows just how f-ing stupid the majority of people are.

Btw, who wanted the smoking ban?


The Chruchs wanted the smoking ban, that's who...the people who don't goto bars, I could see a smoking ban where kids are present but I goto a bar fully expecting people to be smoking.

everyone that lives in fort wayne city limits who's been posting here needs to go out next week and boot everyone from city government that supported these idoit ideas

and for any city officials that might possibly read this thread I live in columbia city and I haven't been to a fort wayne bar since the ban. downtown traffic is already bad enough I have haven't been to a wizards game in 9 years and there is no way without first fixing the traffic problems that a stadium or square would cause would I go downtown to shop. I agree with others on this board, bring us more decent paying jobs, not retail jobs which no one can live on


Top
 Profile  
 

  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
     
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group