Friday, December 03, 2010

Music City Center omens realized

SEIU representative Mark Naccarato lists the many predictions about new convention center construction made by critics that have come to pass:
We have been proven right on nearly every claim we’ve made about the MCC. The city’s bond rating has fallen because of it, nearly all of the construction and sub work was given to out-of-state firms, and minority- and women-owned business contracts were not awarded at the levels your people promised the council and the African-American community. We also predicted that you would get played into handing out major tax breaks (i.e. lost revenue) to try and close a deal on a hotel. Looks like that’s happening too. Every other city in the country is ditching Convention Centers and TIF’s, but not Nashville.

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