Sandy Carmany has mulled RF Micro’s request for yet another economic incentive and comes up with some solid reasoning why she will vote ‘no’ during tonight’s City Council meeting. Among them…
“The city (and the county) have already granted incentives to RFMD on three previous occasions. In my thinking, there ought to be a limit on how many times the same company can “go to the well.” They are apparently well-established here and should not need or seek continued public handouts.”
I really don’t blame RF Micro’s asking for another handout, because taxpayer-borne incentives are one of the reasons they have become so successful. But the community has done its part.
Like parents who continue to provide their now-grown child with a weekly allowance long after moving out of the house, it’s time for the taxpayers to finally provide RF Micro with a little ‘tough love’.
We love you, RF, and we sincerely hope you’ll stay around and grow up near home. But this time… no.