Sunday, February 28, 2010

Did the Greensboro News and Record Editorial Board just float a Coliseum power grab funded by more taxes?

…Would Brown, unfettered by city ties and free to wheel and deal without having to ask first, deliver a better bottom line for the arena…?

…A coliseum authority?

...from what sources?

Possibly a prepared-food tax, he [Matt Brown] said, but such an arrangement did not fly with a proposed Major League ballpark in Kernersville, which would have been financed by a 1 percent tax on food and beverages sold in restaurants and a 50-cent tax on each ticket sold...

Greensboro News and Record Editorial Board

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Anonymous said...

Robbie Perkins, via FB, Via

"It is time to start the move toward an authority. It will probably take several years to get it done, but it is clearly the best and fairest business model for the Coliseum."

If Robbie is for it, it must be a bad idea.

Anonymous said...

Among Brown's biggest hits:

"...The impending construction of a $19 million swim center on the coliseum grounds."

How is a money suck hole that skrewed Greensboro's taxpayers an acomplishment?