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According to this article in the Pioneer Press, it would appear that Mayor Elizabeth Kautz is a little more concerned with bringing in Costco to sit upon the land currently occupied by the Grossman car dealership than finding them a space elsewhere in town. If we were to look at it from the mayor’s point of view, what’s more important: making sense of rezoning for alcohol but not lovable pets by allowing a brand new Costco to push out another business because Costco doesn’t like the locations available or keeping the ~80 jobs of a business which has been in the area for nearly 100 years?
Kautz said Grossman did not ask her to write a letter — the Chamber of Commerce did.
“He did not once pick up the telephone to call me or City Hall,” Kautz said.
Can someone please explain to me why a business owner who has been located in Burnsville forever and whose family has owned a business in the MSP area since 1919 should have to beg the mayor or the Burnsville City Council for help? What we have here is a someone who is only a proactive mayor when she feels it’s in her best interests (e.g. BPAC). I mean, this shows Her contempt for the people and business owners of Burnsville who do not grovel at Her feet basking in Her grace.
Do you think it is right for Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz to openly give the cold shoulder to Grossman while wringing and rubbing her hands together in the delight over the mere thought that Costco might come and give her the tax dollars she desperately needs to fund the failing Burnsville Performing Arts Center? How about the other side? Maybe you think that Grossman should have called the mayor and the rest of the Burnsville City Council begging for their help instead of going through the Chamber of Commerce? Whatever you have to say about Mayor Elizabeth Kautz’s quotes in the Pioneer Press article linked above go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say!