FAQ Mayton Inn

The citizen volunteers over at Cary Watch have been working hard to help us taxpayers understand the extent of an extravagant, unbridled public spending spree for the Mayton Inn. They sent along these FAQs to help folks get a basic understanding of this “partnership” and their...

Let Them Eat Cake

Where’s the park?   Those folks downtown who feel it is “their turn” to feed from Cary’s gourmet public trough, have deemed our 13 acre downtown park a “luxury“,  so our Town Council responded.  Private business owners get our prime land, public cash, and financing for their private development, leaving citizens with a stormwater drain field for a park. 6.8 million of Cary citizens’ tax dollars are subsidizing iPads and evening bed turndowns for the well-to-do, complete with chocolates and port wine. We get the leftovers.  They call it “public private partnership”.  We call it...

Mayton Inn – Your Tax Dollars at Work

 How does a couple in Durham get $6.8 million of Cary taxpayer money for their boutique hotel? The downtown Mayton Inn will cost $9.8 million to build. Most of us cannot even afford the $300/night to enjoy a room there, yet the Town Council forces us to spend nearly $7 million of our hard earned money to build it. Established Downtown businesses, some there for decades, will never see a dime from the Town, let alone millions. Other businesses have already been forced out of Downtown under the threat of eminent domain.   Eat Your Heart Out MetLife This Durham couple walked away from Cary Town Council negotiations with a package worth...

Before It’s To...

A letter sent from a resident in Downtown Cary.  It expresses well the sentiment heard from hardworking homeowners – all but ignored in the rush to urbanize Cary. “Please take time to sign and pass on to many others an on-line petition at  http://downtowncary.org/petition...

Meet The Salesman

It’s not often you pay a cool $1 million just for the sales job. So, you may want to get to know the salesman and his wares, because the Imagine Cary  campaign is designed to get your rubberstamp on what the Town already has planned:  using public money and public land to get into the...

Silenced?

UPDATED* There may be the outside chance of a coincidence, but right after we let our readers know about the Downtown Sustainable Development public workshop, the Town made a quick weekend edit to their web page and banned the public from commenting or speaking. It seems the Town wants our...