So, the city gets most of its income from property taxes, sales tax and building permit fees, right? (Really, are there other sources?) The city always falls back to wanting a technology park to increase revenue. It’s been a “want” for 15 years at least.
How does that bring in any money? We get property taxes, yes, but then discounts are given to entice companies to come to Davis. Am I missing something, or would it make more sense to try to stop the flow of sales tax revenue from leaving Davis? With a little more retail, you get property tax and sales tax revenue and we don’t have to waste gas driving outside of Davis. Shouldn’t we look at doing both?