LETTER: Council has a duty to citizens to put an end to Blues Factory

To Ozaukee Press:     

At its next meeting, the Port Washington Common Council will have a last opportunity to finally stop the Blues Factory project as currently proposed. As evidenced by numerous yard signs, letters to Ozaukee Press, over 1,000 petition signatures and the results of recent city elections, a majority of Port residents disapprove of the project.       

While a privately financed entertainment complex at an appropriate site would be a welcome addition to the community, the use of taxpayer financed incentives and city-owned harborfront land for this unattractive building deemed economically nonviable by its original developer is unjustifiable.       

The council members may feel obliged to developer Gertjan van den Broek for time and effort already expended, but I feel they have a greater obligation and duty to the residents and taxpayers of Port Washington.              

Now is the time for Mayor Becker and the council to vote down the amended developer’s agreement, repurchase the north slip lot and finally put an end to the Blues Factory.

Bob Pfeffer

Port Washington

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