What They're Saying: Leslie Pool

“They want taxpayers to foot the bill for all kinds of things. They want to privatize public land. PSV would control it entirely: concessions, merchandise, vendors, no property taxes, a $1-a-year lease. That’s amusing … Actually, it’s kind of embarrassing.”

-- Austin city council member Leslie Pool, who opposes the current proposal to build a soccer stadium at city-owned McKalla Place in her district. Precourt Sports Ventures would like some kind of assurance -- binding agreement, memorandum of understanding or resolution -- before the city council's summer break so it can prepare to move the Columbus Crew to Austin for the 2019 MLS season. (Austin American-Statesman)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Leslie Pool".
  1. :: SilverRey ::, June 11, 2018 at 10:08 a.m.

    The land deal that Precourt is proposing would cost the city $125 million over the life span of the deal and the city would literally get $25 of income for that land in that time.

    Yet he claims he's not asking for any money from the city of Austin.

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