I gotta get a new banner photo. I hate the one I have.
First things first, are you coming to the Anchor Brewing night at Bows? I will be there hosting a screening of the episode of the Beer Hunter where he visits Anchor. Also, a rep from Anchor will be there giving out prizes and there will be Anchor brews. I gotta ask Olivia which ones. I'll let you know. I just looked at the Beer Week calendar for the first time. Beer Week starts Friday. It's weird, but Hot City Pizza is going to have a bunch of sours and barrel aged stuff. It says Friday night, but it will be available throughout the weekend. It's in the strip mall where OpaOpa is. Pangaea is having stout and oyster night. I don't really agree that those two things go together. Also, Swabbie's is jumping on the bandwagon. Track 7 is releasing a beer, that's cool. Iron Steaks is having.....fedora Friday? That's every Friday around my house. Yep, no pants and a fedora for everyone, even the cat.
Breton wrote a column today about how urgent it is that we quickly sell the city's parking assets to finance an arena. Surprise. Here was a little nugget buried in there:
Some say, why not use city parking assets to fund city services?
simple: Cities get into trouble by using one-time assets to fund
ongoing expenses. The price you get for the parking is the price you
get, but the cost of services continues and goes up over time. What
happens when the parking money runs out? It's bad budgeting.
Ok, am I wrong here or did he just pull a fast one? He just reframed the debate as between a) selling the once and future assets to finance an arena or b)selling the once and future assets to "fund city services"
He's completely cut the option of the city just keeping the status quo and collecting ten million (and more as time passes and parking rates are raised) dollars a year FOREVER. Nice sleight of hand, Breton. Also, fuck you.