TAXPAYERS FOR TRANSPARENT CAPE GIRARDEAU

THIS IS THE FULL BUDGET FOR THE TIF PROPOSAL CAN YOU TELL WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING?

THIS PICTURE IS THE FULL EXTENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION PLAN.

WHAT IS BEING BUILT?

YOUR CITY LEADERSHIP WILL ONLY TELL YOU $49.2M WILL BE “REIMBURSED”, BUT THE TAXPAYER MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR $145.7M! STOP MORTGAGING OUR FUTURE

EXAMPLES OF BLIGHT IN THE PROPOSAL

A “blighted area” is defined as “an area which, by reason of the predominance of insanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site improvements, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, retards the provision of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability or a menace to the public health, safety, or welfare in its present condition and use.”

Do these photos from the Proposal look like “blight” based on the definition above, or simply maintenance?

UNEVEN SIDE WALK

CARS PARKED IN WRONG SPOTS

LARGE PARKING LOTS OVERGROWN TREES

LEAVES IN DRAINAGE DITCH

UNWASHED WALLS

OLD HANDRAILS

MISSING DUMPSTER LIDS

STAINED PARKING LOTS

CHIPPED PAINT ON BUILDINGS