Let's say it AGAIN, politicians DO NOT create jobs.
They negotiate in secret where they agree to hand over taxpayer money to large corporations and call it job creation...it is NOT job creation, it is a bribe paid to large companies.
Karl Dean wants to be able to negotiate with even greater secrecy.
The new bill, however, would charge the mayor’s office of economic development, instead of the Industrial Development Board, with administering such grants. Alexia Poe currently leads the office. The council would still be required to authorize grants.
“In my opinion, this is like writing a blank check and giving it to the administration so they can hand out this money at will,” Metro Councilman Michael Craddock said. “We need checks and balances.”