Our city must be desperate.
It appears that we are going to give $5 million in tax incentives to a golf driving range company if the company will promise to invest $15.7 million and start construction this year.
The city wants them to build their driving range in the same development on the west side that our former city manager saw to it was given significant tax incentives. Our former city chief financial officer then went to work for one of the owners of the development after the new city manager came in and saw the financial mess that the city was in.
That same former city chief financial is now over at EPISD. You can ask many EPISD employees about her and you will find out a lot more than the newspaper has printed.
Take our money please
According to a recent article in the Times the golf company “said it was prepared to take a swing at El Paso’s market without any financial sweeteners”.
The company later retracted the statement, probably after the city asked them to cooperate.
We deserve better