Viewpoint - September 26, 2012
Letter: Cargill developer fails to deliver on Mesa project
I read that Cargill's developer, DMB, is busy breaking promises they made to residents of Mesa, Arizona. Here in Redwood City we'd be wise to remember this when they come back with a new plan to destroy our bayfront. Three years ago, voters in Mesa were promised the moon when they approved more than $125 million in tax breaks for a huge upscale resort development. Now DMB and their partners have finally admitted that their plan has more or less collapsed.
Cargill and DMB have promised to come back with a new proposal to build housing in the salt ponds. I am sure they will have a shiny new slogan and PR campaign, because the "50/50 Saltworks" plan was a total failure. But if this developer's history is any indication, voters should not trust either of these companies' promises.
See the Arizona Republic article at http://tinyurl.com/8gud2ck.