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It has been 262 since Raleigh City Council discontinued Citizens Advisory Councils with no replacement.

Sports Stadia and Affordable Housing

Sports Stadia and Affordable Housing... ... both share the feature of a taxpayer subsidy. Subsidies from public revenues are needed when a project is not feasible in a 'free market,' i.e. it will not generate income exceeding its costs --- otherwise private capital would undertake it…

Taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums aren’t good catalysts

  Did you know.... from our friends at INDY   https://indyweek.com/news/wake/raleigh-soccer-stadium-john-kane-downtown-south/ as catalysts go, taxpayer-subsidized sports stadiums aren’t very good ones. Economists are nearly unified in the belief that they don’t produce the promised bang for taxpayers’ buck. A 2017 University of Chicago survey found that only…

Watch Out For Your Wallet – Again!

The massive taxpayer subsidy John Kane is requesting for his Downtown South sports and entertainment project is a startling replay of his 2007 pitch for North Hills East subsidies. In 2007, the News & Observer wrote: "Kane wants about $140 million in local…

DID YOU KNOW?

Local developers want a share of the Raleigh and Wake County hospitality tax. It's the extra six percent you pay on local hotel bills and the extra one percent you pay on restaurant and bar tabs.  They're requesting $13 million a year…
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