Kashka-Kat wrote: I honestly don’t know what exactly you’re trying to convey
I made a side-point that being for the project and against TIF is an easy position to take. (Actually though, I don't see any evidence that anyone who is against TIF has any enthusiasm for the Edgewater project. They are "for it" only in the limited sense of emphasizing their open-mindedness.)
Kashka-Kat wrote: The issue for me is solely the element of public funding aka corporate welfare.
OK, you are against TIF on ideological grounds.
Kashka-Kat wrote: 16 mil is a lot to spend for stairs going down to the lake which are sometimes (but not always) open to the public .... In any event, the thrust of my argument had more to do with inequitable use of TIF in this city.
I see a lot more value in the project, and I doubt this particular project can be done without TIF. It represented a big investment of outside money into Madison - go for it.