It’s critical you join us on Monday at 7pm to support the Confluence Project.
Friday October 18, 2013
It doesn’t take a referendum to make your voice heard in Eau Claire. Bring a friend and stand up for our community’s future at the Eau Claire City Council Public Hearing on Monday, October 21 at 7pm to say NO to the holding of a referendum and YES to committing $5 million to the Confluence Project.
A referendum is not appropriate for the Confluence Project. This is an important strategic decision for the City Council. It requires an understanding of tax base growth to support local governmental services; an awareness of TIF financing and the value of employing such a mechanism to relieve the taxpayer of the general fund borrowing impacts.
The City Council has worked diligently over the past year to fully understand how unique the Confluence Project really is, and how difficult it would be to design and attract capital for an alternative plan. The project provides the City of Eau Claire with an opportunity to redevelop downtown and generate highly essential property, room and sales tax revenues. It’s an economic development win for everyone.
A referendum is a dangerous delay tactic; a lengthy and unnecessary wait that puts the entire project at risk. We cannot let the obstinate voices of a tiny minority stop our community from moving forward towards a better future.
Please join us on Monday, and say NO to the holding of a referendum and YES to the Confluence Project. And, spread the word via email, Facebook, or any way possible.
Eau Claire City Council Public Hearing on the Confluence Project
Monday, October 21, 2013, 7pm
Council Chamber, City Hall
203 S. Farwell Street
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701