Let’s see, when it comes to stimulus what makes more sense:
Spending us into oblivion and raising taxes?
Taking the kicker, raising taxes, and building bike paths with “stimulus” money?
or doing what the Mayor of the City of Scappoose suggests:
Scappoose Economic Development Proposal
Scott Burge, Mayor, City of
- Business Licenses
Give Scappoose based business owners a break for 2010 by exempting businesses based in Scappoose from business license fee for 2010.
- System Development Fees
Reduce system development fees for Roads and Sewer by 50% for any new private light industrial or commercial projects between
- Building Department Permits and Fees
Reduce Permits and Fees by 25% for all Building Department Permits and Fees for light industrial and commercial permits and fees between
- Planning Department Permits and Fees
Reduce Permits and Fees by 25% for all Planning Department Permits and Fees for light industrial and commercial zoned properties between
- Targeted Fee Breaks
As an example: Target Water Rate reductions for 3 years to brewery or brew pub locating in Scappoose. Give brewery a 50% water/sewer rate reduction for 3 years.
Create web page that advertises available properties and vacancy on light industrial and commercial sites. Advertise demographics of Scappoose, tax rates, fee structures.