Tax Eureka's Empty Storefronts?
Yet another one of those Craigslist political movements. In this one, local blogger highboldtage seems to think owners of empty commercial buildings in Eureka have an agenda and are ripping off... somebody because their buildings remain empty.
It's their fault those buildings aren't filled with thriving businesses so we should tax them further. He goes on to suggest that those additional tax revenues to the city will "stimulate the local economy", among other things.
Never mind the owners of those empty buildings probably pay fairly hefty property taxes already. They don't have any revenue coming in from those empty buildings to help pay those taxes, either. We should be glad they're able to pay the taxes they can.
I suspect with so many empty buildings in town rent prices for commercial property must be relatively low compared to many areas of the state.
I hardly think those property owners are responsible for the lack of businesses coming to Eureka. You certainly won't find me supporting this idea.