Thursday, July 24, 2008

Property Taxes Would Pay for Chalco Ballpark for Royals

The Omaha World-Herald reported today that Sarpy County administrator Mark Wayne is confirming my prediction from earlier this month: Plan on property taxes being used to fund a new Chalco ballpark for the Omaha Royals. And they already recognize that it's going to be a "real tough issue" to make this fly.

While Royals president Alan Stein denies using Sarpy County as leverage in negotiations with MECA, Sarpy County is at least stepping up to fill the vacuum MECA is apparantly leaving. Here's hoping that the Royals and MECA can sit down and come to an agreement; it's something that taxpayers in both Douglas and Sarpy County would benefit from.

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