The 3rd ave BID TAX latest attempt at making itself relevant again falls flat.Must have talking them weeks to piece together these ridiculous nonsensical points – notice they forgot to tell you the price – we wont!
$150 – $200 a MONTH FOREVER
Lets review their latest nonsense they are handing out.
1. marketing 3rd ave as a destination – HOW exactly in detail please – they think they know better than we do for our own stores – WASTE OF MONEY
2. Encouraging residents to shop and encouraging others to come here- HOW exactly? we ALREADY dine and shop here – WASTE OF MONEY
3. Advocating for a better variety of small businesses and helping fill empty stores – REALLY? you will tell any property owner WHO they can rent to? How will your help anyone rent their stores? You are increasing our taxes so we have to charge more rent – WASTE OF MONEY
4. Collective voice? ! person alone removed the homeless from dedicating on our properties, look at the facebook posting about our homeless struggle on 3rd ave – did Bob Howe or any steering committee HELP in any way – NO they remained silent – telling
5. Voice against policies? our vote does not count? they will stop bridges and tunnels from increasing? homeless? drugs? parking meters – we have to pay off our politicians?
6. Cleaner sidewalks, trees etc.. – We already have clean sidewalks, it wont stop city from giving us tickets, city put up trees – u can request one for free, we dont need flags and planters – more junk to maintain, get damaged and clog our streets – look at 5th ave – its filthy!
7. Senior friendly initiative? This gem took the entire collective mind of the steering committee to think of – useless
8. fairs and lights – we can run the merchant association better without a tax and give all of us these WITHOUT A TAX!!!!!! and cheaper and better than Bob did – his failures should not go into our pockets!
9. Grants? more tax dollars wasted – no more taxes no more taxes – does this money go in our pockets NO!!!! 5th ave got a grant to STUDY the problem after $6 million spent
10. Proven merchant model – bull crap PROVE IT!
11. sustainable community? what does this mean? oh yes – sustainable because we PAY FOREVER with out tax dollars
$500,000 a year to start for nothing – do you see ANYTHING in their list that we dont already have and cannot do for FREE?
They had to think long and hard to come up with that meaningless list. The truth is a BID is a tax that produces nothing – its a self gratifying TAX burden that has a voracious money appetite – your money!
Can you afford $150 – $200 a month TAX forever? NO you cannot.
A BID is a TAX
A BID never goes away
A BID always increases
A BID produces nothing of value
Vote NO to the 3rd ave BID tax – keep your money!
NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW TAXES