Saturday, July 28, 2007

"Events Center" crumbles in Clarksville

All together now....AAAAWWWWWWWW!! The developer just couldn't get enough taxpayer subsidies.

Clarksville taxpayers should remain vigilant however because even though the statement below seems pro-taxpayer, the definition of "subsidies" can be quite slippery.


James Chavez, president and CEO of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council, said Global was aware when talks began two years ago that "if people didn't use (the events center), they shouldn't have to pay for it."

"(Global) knew the community was in transition," Chavez said.

Chavez told the City Council and County Commission the Sports Authority would not go forward with a financing plan that used subsidies from those not patronizing the events center.