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Old 04-25-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: The best country in the world: the USA
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... on the privately owned Orlando Arena, which our corrupt mayor Buddy Dyer is trying to spend taxpayer Dollars on.

Check out the video. No, I was not filmed in it, but you bet I was there.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=2978172&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=3.2.1 (broken link)

Is anyone else as outraged that instead of the City of Orlando spending more money on builing roads and new schools and putting more cops on the street (3 things we desperately need in Orlando) the incompetent Dyer wants to improve a privately-owned arena?????

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Old 06-21-2009, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Well the city has been wasting tax payer dollars arguing with my wife and I over a deck in our backyard. You can read all about it at Permitting Nightmares with the City of Orlando. Similar decks on the lake have been approved without any issues but I guess we made the City or Orlando permitting officials mad and now we have been in a wasted legal battle for 8 months. Where is the sense in that?
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I don't particularly feel safer that we are spending a fortune for suped up Mustangs and Chargers so more tickets can be written to pay for them. I'd rather see police focus on those things that don't pay as well. solving murders, rapes and burglaries. I find our using tickets a s a city revenue source mearly a means for the citizens to be abused, they get stopped for what the cops do on a daily basis... and not always in pursuit of others.
I vote we eliminate tckets from budgets statewide. Use any funds collected for converting the state to a non-fossil fuel consuming state... that would benefit us all. not pad a budget of some double dealing politician.
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Old 06-21-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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Do you have any idea how much tax revenue that arena brings in and how many jobs it freatse--both directly and indirectly?

For todays' useless trivia: Do you know how many restaurants will deliver to the arena? Exactly ONE. A Chinese place. That's it. Stupid.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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The money being used to fund the Arena is from a different source than that used for schools, roads, police, etc. It comes from the tourist tax which can not be used for reasons other than promoting tourism and bringing visitors to the area. If we are going to host all these visitors in our back yard than we may as well get a benefit out of it also, instead of just putting it right back into building amenities for the tourist and not our residents.

I'm not sure if anyone noticed or not but the past few weeks but we recently hosted the NBA playoffs and finals which were a huge economic windfall for our downtown businesses and tax revenues. Some downtown business even said that in these tough economic times, the playoffs gave them 2nd life. Not to mention the amazing exposure we got from the national/international media. With the new arena in it's new location we will only generate greater revenues. The NBA has already promised Orlando an NBA All-Star weekend within the first 3 years of the new arena opening up. If you do not believe the Arena is worth the investment please ask Miami, LA, New Orleans, Tampa or any other city thats hosted a major sporting event if they would give up their events?

By the way, the new events center will be owned and operated by the City of Orlando.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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I was downtown one of the nights of the playoffs, and there was more cash being spent than on a month's worth of weekends in that one night. It was electrifying, and was a good example of what is to come in this area.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Downtown Orlando, FL
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What I don't understand is that no one is upset that it isn't really any bigger, is in an even more congested (and run down) area and will be cramped as hell. I drive by it every single day on the Anderson exit and just cannot fathom why they are building something that is just like what is currently there.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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There will be more luxury seating and they are more than doubling the number of suites--which generate major revenue. As far as the location, it was where the land was cheapest and brought the arena closer to the stadium, the goal is to create a central location for all of the performing arts and sports in Orlando.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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I agree, with better schools and more crime-fighting and Orlando also needs a light rail.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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The money being used to fund the Arena is from a different source than that used for schools, roads, police, etc. It comes from the tourist tax which can not be used for reasons other than promoting tourism and bringing visitors to the area. If we are going to host all these visitors in our back yard than we may as well get a benefit out of it also, instead of just putting it right back into building amenities for the tourist and not our residents.

I'm not sure if anyone noticed or not but the past few weeks but we recently hosted the NBA playoffs and finals which were a huge economic windfall for our downtown businesses and tax revenues. Some downtown business even said that in these tough economic times, the playoffs gave them 2nd life. Not to mention the amazing exposure we got from the national/international media. With the new arena in it's new location we will only generate greater revenues. The NBA has already promised Orlando an NBA All-Star weekend within the first 3 years of the new arena opening up. If you do not believe the Arena is worth the investment please ask Miami, LA, New Orleans, Tampa or any other city thats hosted a major sporting event if they would give up their events?

By the way, the new events center will be owned and operated by the City of Orlando.
This is GREAT!
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