“Wherever there are effective community development efforts, those efforts are based upon an understanding, or map, of the community’s assets, capacities and abilities”
Considering the sale of MNGL, look at the upper right quadrant of the map; those community assets that are perceived as both positive and important. Click the image to go to the article.
Isn’t it terribly myopic to consider the sale of MNGL only in the context of a budget? Consider this, $200,000 aanually in lodging taxes spent by the VCB (Visitors & Convention Bureau, (about $10,000 of which goes directly to the City) to promote tourism.; $300,000 annual levy for the Port Authority to promote economic development. Is MNGL not part of our tourism and economic development efforts?
Why isn’t the Port Authority, Chamber of Commerce, VCB, and Downtown Main Street, speaking publicly about the potential sale of MNGL? How do they perceive the value of MNGL? What are their concerns about Red Wing potentially losing this property as a public open space, as a public golf course?