December 02, 2009

Tax Classification

Kudos to Rushton and Petty for seeing the big picture and not falling for the "I need to say lowest residential rate to get elected". For the record, personally I will save money since I have more residential then commercial holdings, but I realize this vote hurts all my holdings both commercial and residential.

Got to give Gary Vecchio credit for locking in councilors, up to 9 months, on this vote way before any numbers are ever released. Lets hope councilors realize their mistake, however, and wait for numbers to be released before they commit to anything? Truly believe some of the councilors last night realize they were making a mistake, but did not want to back off from a promise that they had made.

Lastly where is the Chamber of Commerce. Sure, they got up and talked last night, but this needs to be their number one mission (24/7) of the Chamber of Commerce. Today they should be on the front page of the Telegram, on all the radio shows and fighting the fight starting today not next year at tax classification time.

Bottom line Gary Vecchio is 100 times more powerful then our Chamber of Commerce.


Anonymous said...

Harry T(he thread killah) strikes again...

Allegiant Air November traffic up 24.4 percent
Allegiant Air's November traffic jumps 24.4 percent from a year ago

On 1:54 pm EST, Wednesday December 2, 2009

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Allegiant Air, a unit of Allegiant Travel Co., said on Wednesday that its November traffic jumped 24.4 percent compared to the same month a year ago.

Allegiant said its systemwide traffic in November was 376.6 million revenue passenger miles, or one passenger flown one mile. Allegiant said the measure includes scheduled service, fixed fee contract and flying by passengers who didn't pay for their tickets.

Capacity rose 25 percent to 435.2 million available seat miles.

Load factor, or occupancy, fell a half percentage point to 86.5 percent.

Year to date figures were not provided.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant focuses on flying travelers in small cities to leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Allegiant shares rose $1.90, or 4.5 percent, to $44.40 in afternoon trading.

Harry T

SFD said...

The City Council won't back down from the lowest residential rate because most of their active constituents are home owners first.

Gary Vecchio happens to head an organization with a strong presence in Worcester that agrees with most of Worcester's homeowners.

The Chamber and the Research Bureau have certainly been talking this up with the help of the T&G for a long time.