Sunday, March 25, 2012

W. E. Heasley on Roy Carroll, Robbie Perkins, Zack Matheny and Jonathan L. Sangster?

"Although politicos have the final say-so
on bestowing taxpayer dollars upon economic rent seekers
it's worth one’s attention to look at those that facilitate rent seekers.

Those persons and entities that act as the broker
between rent seekers and politicos.

Those that help spend your taxpayer dollars
under the heading “economic incentives”
and not so incidentally spend those dollars upon themselves."

W. E. Heasley

Jonathan L. Sangster, who will present Tuesday at City Hall, on "Incentives"

who is going to present to the "Economic Development Briefing",
Tuesday, March 28 at 8AM at City Hall.

1 comment:

Hartzman said...

From The Last Embassy

“[Sangster" was also recently nominated and appointed to The Site Selectors Guild, a consortium of top global site location consultants, as one of the twelve internationally acclaimed founding members."

...a meeting between rent seeker facilitators and potential prospects.

We have a meeting presented as an “economic development briefing” when in fact it’s a rent seeker facilitator prospecting sales seminar seeking taxpayer dollars with a network of rent seeking facilitators.

Facilitators who have a series of firms [clients] looking to rent seek taxpayer dollars.

In other words, the “economic development briefing” is in essence a “rent seeker development sales seminar”.

Looking slightly deeper we find:

(1) The presenter of the rent seeker seminar is highly acclaimed.

Yes, “as one of the twelve internationally acclaimed founding members” of The Site Selectors Guild,

(2) Upon further review, The Site Selectors Guild, “as one of the twelve internationally acclaimed founding members” was founded many, many years ago….way back in 2010.

Yes, the Site Selectors Guild, internationally renowned since….2010.

“Founded in 2010 by twelve internationally acclaimed site selectors, The Guild facilitates direct contact between corporations seeking guidance in facility placement and qualified site selection companies.” – The Site Selectors Guild web site, About Us.

The reader would assume an “internationally acclaimed” group, The Site Selectors Guild, would be a guild with a long history which would span decades rather than two (2) years.

Would such a new guild offer an annual conference?

Yes, the latest annual conference was held at the Orlando, FL Hilton 01/22- 01/24/2012.

A sampling of the agenda:

Monday, January 23, 10 am – 11 am Integrated Panel: Economic Development Professionals and Consultants discuss the current state and future of incentives.

Tuesday, January 24, 1:45 am – Noon Consultants Panel: Consultant-Client Relationships.

Consultants discuss their client-related issues such as fee/commission structures, non-disclosure agreements, lobbyist registration requirements and how the consultant-client relationship impacts how consultants interface with economic developers.

Hence the conference was how facilitators view and deal with "incentives" [taxpayer dollars] and how the facilitators deals with their clients regarding rent seeking those taxpayer dollars [commissions charged].

Summary and Implications

These groups merely rent seek taxpayer dollars on behalf of their client and extract a commission for their rent seeking services.