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Lost: Diamond set in gold mounting prongs, fell off my wife's wedding ring, in Floresville, reward offered. 210-867-1319.
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Public Speaking/Customer Service, La Vernia fundraising company seeking enthusiastic presenter for busy season. Conducts kickoff presentations for fundraisers and reviews sale strategies with school to maximize school profits. Deliver/pick-up materials at local schools. Flexible schedule required. Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel in and around greater San Antonio area. Occasional overnight travel possible. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Customer service/sales experience preferred. Flat pay rate for each presentation plus commission. For right person, position duration may be extended with a greater focus on sales. Apply in person at 1371 FM 1346, La Vernia, TX. No phone calls please.
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Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
September 20, 2012 7:18am
 
The Economic Development Corporations are not managing our money in fiscally responsible way. Reports can be found at: http://www.texasahead.org/tax_programs/typeab/reporting.php

4A: Convention Center
2011: Revenue: $367k ($228k sales tax) Expenditures: $632k Differences: -265k
2010: Revenue: $317k ($208k sales tax) Expenditures: $497k Differences: -180k
2009: Revenue: $270k ($202k sales tax) Expenditures: $422k Differences: - $152k
2008: Revenue: $236k ($194k sales tax) Expenditures: $122k Differences: +$114k +6M (Bond)
2007: Revenue: $191k ($174k sales tax) Expenditures: $61k Differences: +$130k + $990k (Bond)
Convention Center $5.8M over 30 years at 3% (generous rate): $293k/year
Add personnel cost and administration cost of $100k/year.
It takes $393k/year to get the Convention Center open. The most they have generated from leasing in a year is $78k and the most they have generated from sales tax is $228k.
So, the revenue the convention generates is $306k and the expenditures is $393k. The convention center is operating at a loss of $87k. The City of Floresville has injected numerous projects into the convention center like speakers and upkeep, etc. FEDC put the highway turn lane in. The 3% interest was very generous. The convention center will have to re-negotiate rates soon and pay another marketing fee which cost $800k last time. So, the real cost of the loan in 2014 will be around $5.8M +800k = 6.6M at 6% or $475k/year in 2014.
RECAP for Convention Center: The Convention will NEVER generate enough revenue to cover its cost. The City will continue to have fund improvements and upgrades and if the interest rate gets as bad as I project, the convention center will never be paid off by the convention center economic corporation (4A)
     
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