What is the projected economic development impact of the music center?

The music center was designed and built to become an economic catalyst for Huber Heights. The goal and mission of the music center is to provide a top-class amenity, add to the cultural arts, and bring people into the area to spark additional development and economic benefit to our community. This concept has already been proven to work, as a major economic boost has been attracted in even before the music center is completed! GoodSports hotel and fieldhouse will be breaking ground in the Spring, and will bring the world of sports tourism to our community. Their project is expected to bring well over $100K each year in additional revenue just at their facility. That does not include the economic benefit to our existing and future restaurants, hotels, and other service and entertainment businesses. There is a growing flow of interest from other significant development that will positively impact the economic growth and development of Huber Heights. An independent feasibility validation study conducted by the nationally  recognized Conventions Sports & Leisure details all projected  revenue and economic development impacts, view the Feasibility Validation Study March 14, 2013 (PDF).

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1. What is the state of the city’s financial situation?
2. Why hasn’t the city informed the residents of this financial situation?
3. If the city knew it was spending its cash reserves, why is the music center being built?
4. How was the construction contract for the music center awarded?
5. How does the cost of our music center compare to the one built in Cincinnati?
6. What is the projected economic development impact of the music center?
7. What will the music center’s impact on our city’s safety services be?
8. Why did the city opt to do a phone poll/why was I not called?
9. Where can I view specific information regarding the city’s financial status?
10. If the city is forced to reduce safety and city services, what specifically will be cut?
11. Why is the city saying that they won’t build the new firehouse unless they are able to raise new revenue when the funds for the firehouse were passed in a previous tax issue?
12. Why is the city talking about raising taxes instead of making do with less money?
13. What exactly is taxed in an earned income tax?
14. Are you proposing a temporary or permanent earned income tax?
15. What cuts has the city already made, prior to the discussion of the earned income tax?
16. What was the recent action City Council passed about putting a tax levy on the ballot?
17. How can I participate in having my voice heard by city officials?
18. I understand the city is getting ready to negotiate new labor contracts for all the union workers in Huber Heights. Who will be representing the taxpayers in these negotiations of the new contracts?
19. When does the city expect to receive the $1.8 million check from DEC company that was presented to the City?
20. Can the city explain the use of the Emergency Clause that seems to be used for legislative actions taken by the City?
21. What will the official ballot language be for Issue 9?