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City Report Says Measure MM Could Bring Less Traffic & Pollution, More Jobs

Original post in the Pleasanton Weekly’s Town Square made by Bob A., Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Aug 18, 2016 At the City Council Meeting on Tuesday night, three consultants, paid for by Nearon Enterprises, the owner and developer of the…
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Johnson Drive Initiative Certified by Registrar

It now goes to the City Council for approval to be placed on the Nov. 8 General Election Ballot The Citizens for Planned Growth’s Johnson Drive Initiative petition, originally submitted on June 13 with 7,000 signatures collected, has been certified…
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Costco in Elk Grove, CA Asking for Hidden Subsidy

Costco Elk Grove CA

An article in the May 24, 2016 Sacramento (CA) Bee outlines how Costco and Pappas Developments have created a new way to get the localities to subsidize the building of a new store so that the transaction is not apparent…
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City Council Urged to Place Initiative on Ballot

From the Independent Newspaper, June 23, 2016: The petition drive to place an initiative on the ballot to limit the size of retail stores in the proposed Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (JDEDZ) has gathered over 7,000 signatures from Pleasanton…
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Johnson Drive Big Box Initiative Gathers Required Signatures

The petition drive for an initiative to limit the size of retail stores in the proposed Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (JDEDZ) has gathered over 7,000 signatures from Pleasanton citizens. The initiative was then submitted to the Pleasanton Registrar of…
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Impact of Big Box Stores on Taxes and Public Costs

An analysis done by the Institute for Self Reliance (http://ilsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/bbtk-factsheet-publiccosts.pdf) Although many cities assume that the development of shopping centers and big-box stores will yield a financial windfall, the tax benefits often prove to be a mirage. When evaluating a…
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Costco Tries Using Tourism Loophole to Get Tax Breaks In New York

Multi-billion dollar Costco is using a tax loophole in New York to gain tax advantages for the new stores being built there. According to an article in a July 30, 2014 Newsday editorial, the club retail giant is turning a…
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Costco Wants $3 Million to Build a Store in Dallas

Cities hoping for increased tax revenues from the addition of Costco to their retail mix will have to expect to pony up a considerable amount of money for the privilege of hosting the store. According to a recent article in…
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Costco History: Multi-Million Dollar Tax Incentives the Norm

When moving into a new site, big box stores normally expect to received tax incentives from the localities where development will take place. Costco is no exception to this, often expecting large concessions in order to built their club retail…
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