The city of Coos Bay has decided to take $21,000 of taxpayer money and give it to a private business. The city has tried to enact gas taxes and increase fees to raise revenue for the city, yet they have enough money to spend on decorations.....Rob T.
It looks nice, but is it moral to take from any one individual to give to a corporation in the form of
The façade improvement project included the replacement of the previous canopy on the south elevation of the building with a new ‘Dark Grey’ metal canopy; replacement of the prior ledger stone rock work with new ‘Black Rundle Alpine’ cultured ledger stone; the return of the colored cement abutting the sidewalk to its original color; removing three large vertical windows to create an indoor display and adding three smaller horizontal windows at the top for lighting; and replacing the old T-111 siding with a ‘James Hardie’ siding and trim. On the west elevation, framing in of the recessed areas with ‘Hardie Stucco’ sheets and painting both the south and west elevations with a ‘Medium Warm Grey’ added a stylish finish to the edifice. The corner location of the property and its recent upgrades have added another positive dimension to the Empire efforts of improving the area for all to be proud of.
The cost of the project was just under $42,000 of which the City’s Urban Renewal Façade program contributed $21,047.
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