Downtown, everything's waiting for you
Me I'm looking for more reasons to go downtown?
In Tuesday 02/09/16 was above the fold;
Organization Receives National Accreditation
Heritage Ohio has recognized the Downtown Painesville Organization as a National Main Street Organization.
Our Executive Director David Polakowski claims this is a huge accomplishment. "It gives us credibility."
So do we get a Plaque? $1.4 in grant and general fund money and let's not forget the $175,000 that council has bestowed on the Downtown Organizationover the past few years.
Let me be selfish for a moment how does all this benefit the average Painesville resident? What exactly has been accomplished? Where are these businesses lining up to do business in our downtown?
Dollar for dollar I believe this is a very poor investment that only benefits a few people and they know who they are.
I view this the same way as a telephone scam operates, give us money and watch how we accomplish money to disappear!
There has not been one thing done in the last five years to make a good reason for 1) locate a business here,2) to spend more money here. The truth hurts!
I know I sound like a non-beliver in all this but that money could have been used in a more constructive way.
I'd like to hear the reasoning in this statement;
"We promote our businesses in Painesville as a whole, and we want to keep encouraging people to shop local," he said "For every $100 a year spent locally helps build the community by $3 million."
Must be the same people who pay us millions to keep the electric power plant operational?
Until someone in that organization convinces some anchor story to move here this is it!
On another front;
The rumor going around town is that some residents oppose the building of the new jail on the northside of Erie St. to Jackson St. So where put it? High Pointe Centre? Look somehow we have just about managed to chase everyone else out of town why not the Sheriff Department? I wonder in income tax what that department and jail pay to our city? Wish carefully.
You know every time I see Chris Christy I think of Bobby Baccalieni from the Soprano's. You know the guy who married Tony's sister. And Tony busted his balls for playing with trains?
It appers Chris can go back to acting? He did accomplish to take Marco out along with himself.