That’s what San Antonio sensibly told Amazon.
Is reasonable to ask why a private trade organization was reported by the Statesman today – namely, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce — to have “submitted the city’s proposal for Amazon’s H2Q project”?
Are we being picky to ask what are the real implications of bringing 50,000 new employees (not including others they bring with them) to Austin?
Is it unreasonable to ask Mayor Steve Adler to live up to his pledge to support a 90% local hiring requirement for companies receiving tax subsidies from the city? (He made that pledge in 2014 to ChangeAustin.org.)
Here’s what our own former Travis County Judge, Bill Aleshire, had to say about this “deal”. Thanks Bill, for continuing to tell us the truth – it’s about making growth pay for itself, just like developer whistle-blowers Brian Rodgers and Ed Wendler, Jr. tried to tell those land speculators for years who now want it all – density and sprawl: