The RDA Funds Ending leads us to ask the tougher question. How much does GT expect to have from various revenue streams. Below is some information regarding the 1% of sales taxes GT recieves from the State on a monthly basis over the years. Note the year runs July to June. Also of interest is the increases and decreases over the months. Note that the sales of taxable items increased just about the time Dollar Tree Opened, (A major seller of taxible items). It also is about the time Stater Brother's Opened. This bodes the question. Which of these stores have contributed to the increase in sales taxes collected? Has Stater Brother's proven to be a source of increased sales tax collection? What Restaurants have been aided or hurt during the same time period? Sales Taxes are collected on prepared foods or ready to eat food. This would answer the question: Has the Stater's Deli taken business away from local Restaurants? The RDA funds / partnership in the New Stater's would then cause a liability to compensate the businesses that lost business due to the RDA aid given to Stater's that caused a competitive advantage for Stater's. The detailed data should be available for public and business review. In addition, the question should be asked: Has Stater Brothers met its obligations to employ GT Citizens, and the number of employees? Has State paid for the Park and Ride portion of the parking lot. Where is that part of the parking lot? How long will Stater Brother's Employees be parking on unfinished parking lot? Can residents put gravel down and park their motor homes on their former lawns?
Well, here's the numbers for the Sales Tax Distributions to GT... I'll post any answers to the above questions if and when I get them.