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Initiative to End Payments to Nationwide Arena

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    pilsner
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    Thursday morning at 10:00, the Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government will be submitting approximately 17,200 petition signatures in support of amending the City Council ordinance that provided for the bailout and public ownership of Nationwide Arena. The petitions, to be delivered to the City Clerk at City Hall, call for a vote of the people in support of arena funding prior to January 1, 2016, or public funding will end at that point and the facility will revert back to the private sector (Nationwide Insurance). We believe it is ridiculous for the City of Columbus, with its $800M budget, to have over-ridden 5 electoral votes in opposition to public funding for sports complexes, to be bailing out an extremely successful private corporation that has approximately $21 Billion in annual revenues and over $1 Billion in Annual Net Profits. We believe the people deserve a vote on this question. If you have time and interest tomorrow, feel free to come on down to the lobby of City Hall by 10:00.

    #555518

    pilsner
    Participant

    $240 MILLION bailout for the failed business plans of Nationwide Insurance and four of the richest families in central Ohio (McConnells, Wolfes, Pizzutis and Cranes).

    #555519

    ravage614
    Participant

    You are right.

    While you are down at city hall, look at the river. It is gone.

    The people who said taking out the dam was a bad idea — looks like they were right.

    Looks like the city gave Wolfe and company another giveaway — acres of free land along the river to “develop.”

    It is a crime.

    Good luck tomorrow. You are not dealing with reasonable people.

    #555520

    ravage614
    Participant

    P.S. They (Wolfe etc. the Downtown Development cabal) also want us to fund their Vets Memorial devastation and subsequent sideshow. It will be Arena District bailout, Part II.

    #555521

    pilsner
    Participant

    The CBJ owners have little incentive to field a competative team because of the bailout. No wonder they let Rick Nash go. Global insurance companies and tycoons don’t need the corporate welfare.
    http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/stories/2013/11/27/jackets-find-early-season-ticket-sales-a-challenge.html

    #555522

    pilsner
    Participant

    You are so right, ravage. Excellent video here….”Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill)”
    http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/18/free_lunch_how_the_wealthiest_americans

    #555523
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Pilsner and Pilsner posing as Ravage,

    Thanks for sharing your opinions.

    #555524
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
    Participant

    ravage614 said:
    You are right.

    While you are down at city hall, look at the river. It is gone.

    The people who said taking out the dam was a bad idea — looks like they were right.

    Looks like the city gave Wolfe and company another giveaway — acres of free land along the river to “develop.”

    It is a crime.

    Good luck tomorrow. You are not dealing with reasonable people.

    It hasn’t even been a week since the dam was removed?! It’s a two year project! They’re turning it into a park, not commercial land! You probably hate Ben Affleck as Batman too because 10 years ago he was in a bad Daredevil movie.

    #555525

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    The stupid, it hurts.

    #555526

    joev
    Participant

    ravage614 said:
    P.S. They (Wolfe etc. the Downtown Development cabal) also want us to fund their Vets Memorial devastation and subsequent sideshow. It will be Arena District bailout, Part II.

    LOL at devastation. That plan is a massive improvement.

    #555527

    joev
    Participant

    ravage614 said:
    You are right.

    While you are down at city hall, look at the river. It is gone.

    The people who said taking out the dam was a bad idea — looks like they were right.

    Looks like the city gave Wolfe and company another giveaway — acres of free land along the river to “develop.”

    It is a crime.

    Good luck tomorrow. You are not dealing with reasonable people.

    The land will become a public park.

    #555528

    melikecheese
    Participant

    Public park?!?! The horror!

    #555529

    While you’re down at City Hall this morning, can you please ask Mayor Coleman to repeal the income tax hike from a few years ago? I’m fairly confident that most of my fellow workers, who were unable to vote because they choose to live outside Columbus, would have opposed the tax hike.

    #555530
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    ravage614 said:
    While you are down at city hall, look at the river. It is gone.

    What did you think was going to happen when the dam was removed?

    CDDC has said construction will take 24 months. It started a week ago.

    #555531

    Aaron Marshall
    Participant

    I support this 100 percent and look forward to seeing this issue on the ballot where I can vote against public funding of an arena. Again.

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