An observation about downtown Mount Vernon, TIF, and The Rex

“Consequently, he has no conflict of interest so he will be voting on these this evening.” – David Wood in 2011

Right, because I have no interest in properties/partnerships my wife is involved in either. Keep enjoying that TIF money and the benefits of it while you complain about how downtown looks (over 3/4 of the way down). In fairness, I am not sure the TIF is still active for The Rex, but wouldn’t it be ironic if the tax funds that could pay for downtown upkeep were being repaid to the current owner or providing other services? Seems to me that it would be ironic, but since Councilman Wood won’t answer my emails I can’t be sure.

Also, thanks for not answering my simple, polite email asking who owns the building where your office is – “The Rex”. Always good to know that a (future) mayoral candidate is responsive to the public. I believe I ticked you off with our previous exchange regarding the afternoon meetings and passing of taxes at those meetings, but there were no hard feelings on my part. I can only guess that there were/are on your part due to your lack of reply.

Yeah, I know, I’m standing behind the Internet posting stuff on my blog, blah, blah, blah… If you want to comment, feel free. Hell, I’ll even help you start your own or let you make a guest post in retort if you desire. Ignoring emails after you claim to be available is kind of bogus though.