Franklin’s “Alderman No” strikes again

Who is Franklin’s “Alderman No?”

That would be Dan Mayer.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has just reported:

Franklin will pay $19.4 million to help finance high-end apartments at its Ballpark Commons development

This is a significant development that will be of great benefit to Franklin. As the paper noted:

Franklin will pay $19.4 million to help finance high-end apartments at the Ballpark Commons mixed-use development under a plan approved by the Common Council.

The council voted 5-1 at its Thursday night meeting to also pay $5.2 million to cover cost overruns tied to the development’s sewers and other public improvements. Ald. Dan Mayer was the only opposing vote.

I repeat.

What good is he to his district and the city? What are his goals and vision? If he exists on the council just to thwart the mayor and any attempt to better our city, again, what good is he?

11 thoughts on “Franklin’s “Alderman No” strikes again

  1. I wonder how many taxpayers in Franklin approve of the idea of subsidizing big business in Franklin. Many dislike the concept of increasing the sprawl of big business development in their city. They like it to be a peaceful community of residential homes without the traffic congestion and the many other negative drawbacks of what business brings And please don’t bring up the hackneyed “it will lower our taxes crap”. That, we all know, is a flagrant lie.

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    • I understand that TIF’s are useless when it comes to lowering Franklin’s taxes.

      Developers get a load of tax breaks and the impact and footprint the big developments represent will erode what little taxes they might collect from them.
      We know for certain that these “developments” do NOT help lower our taxes as “they” always promise. Please show us where this has happened in a significant way with a comparison of what it costs the city to support these developments and the tax breaks they shower them with.
      The negative impacts and the footprints these “growths” produce are only fit for non-residential areas, and Franklin does not really care WHERE they scatter these commercial properties as we are forever fighting City Hall when they propose their radical placements that ALWAYS infuriates homeowners.
      Many lessons have been learned!

      The taxpayers always lose to the profiteering developers.

      Again, Please show us where lowering of Franklin taxes has happened in a significant way with a comparison of what it costs the city to support these developments and the tax breaks they shower upon them that we are paying for.
      Are you a developer or in the business?

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