Sunday, February 19, 2012

"[Greensboro Partnership] Makes (Deceptive) Marketing Push for [PAC]"

"The [Greensboro Partnership] has reportedly launched a “six-figure, month-long media blitz of television, radio, print and online ads aimed at building public support for a new [PAC].”

In other words, they’re turning up the heat on [Greensboro] — build a new [PAC] or lose [relatively good traveling broadway shows, operas, and classical music concerts].

Never mind that [Greensboro] can’t afford it and that the public would be on the hook for 90% of the (at least) [$70 million] it will take to build it.

The ad campaign says the [PAC] will be “owned by the great [City of Greensboro]” and bring “over 7,000 jobs and $300 million in wages.”

As Neil DeMaus...writes, “No clue where those numbers are from, but, of course, campaign ads aren’t subject to truth-in-advertising laws, so who cares?”

But perhaps most galling is the campaign’s claims that the [PAC would] belong to [Greensboro Taxpayers], which is the complete opposite of the truth.

In one of the ads, the narrator says, “This is our [PAC]. This is our state. This is our home.”

Actually, the [City of Greensboro] don’t own the [PAC]...

The [Greensboro Partnership] and its owners are perfectly willing to “share” the [PAC] when it comes to the costs needed to run it, but have no qualms about privatizing the profit and taking every lost dollar from [taxpayers].

Let’s just hope this [PAC] ad campaign comes in handy for [Greensboro Taxpayers] if a new [PAC] isn’t built..."

George Hartzman

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

One, it would not take $70m Million to build it. If you are getting that figure from the January 24th City Council retreat, you are behind the times. That figure included $10-20 million for parking decks already needed for downtown. If anything new decks canbe built in coordination with a new PAC and actually SAVE the city $10-20 million that they wouyld have to spend anyway.
Naysayers catch up! This is GOOD for the city! This will create JOBS for the city! This will attract new businesses to the city! While you want to slip into negativity other cities are moving forward to bring themselves out of recession. Don't let the naysayers grind Greensboro to a halt!

triadwatch said...

can't wait for the over stated bloated economic study with the tens of thousands of jobs this will be for greensboro.

Hartzman said...

"That figure included $10-20 million for parking decks already needed for downtown."

Needed?

Do we have more than $120 million
of unfunded liabilities
that are not being included into the debt % stats?

If need = sustinence and a temperate climate,
what are you actually saying?

"If anything new decks canbe built in coordination with a new PAC and actually SAVE the city $10-20 million that they wouyld have to spend anyway."

Amazing argument.

A lobbyist in our midst?

Ross?

"While you want to slip into negativity other cities are moving forward to bring themselves out of recession."

by taxing many to benefit few?

"Don't let the naysayers grind Greensboro to a halt!"

Read the news lately.

We're not grinding to a halt.

We went backwards
as Raliegh and Charlotte picked up.

How many jobs
paying how much?

Restaurant server jobs?

How is this not a handout
to old Greensboro money
with major property downtown?

Who are you kidding?

Billy Jones said...

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