A Matter of Opinion

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    A Matter of Opinion

    "Malden is not like Waltham or Burlington, having the opportunity to be big corporate America on 128's Technology Highway!"

    After an hour of hearing the Mayor talk about the financial budget and the reality we face with being at least $3 million shortfall for the new budget, it could not be a sadder time as now we must still look at means of chopping services and civil servants in Malden.  The meeting was grim and so was the outlook. 

    The statement above probes a question as to why we don't have enough funds to fund our city.  Well, why aren't we?  Who is doing the selling of Malden?  What happened to the Telecom City venture, now called the Mystic Valley Development Commission, a revolving loan fund program of EPA grants estimating $1.6 million which was to encourage the cleanup of the 207 acres of chemical and revitalization of the area of the three communities of Malden, Medford, and Everett.  Currently there are no updates as to why this proposed office park complex of 1.8 million square feet of space has been put on hold or yet continues.

    Malden also has ample vacant building space, Super Fitness (35,375 SF), 171 Medford Street (49,200 SF), the old Ruderman's building (79,294 SF) and other smaller prime real estate holdings that could be consumed by big business.  And "why not" is the question here.  Those businesses could offer Malden residents a reprieve from skyrocketing tax hikes and are sending City Hall into a spiraling budget crisis these days with no additional revenue.  In effort to revitalize Malden, there is clearly viable space for office buildings.  As Malden is right off Rt. 93, less than 5 miles outside of Boston, and has two MBTA stops, it clearly gives us some advantages of what we can offer as a business community.  Even a flock of NH residents would save a half an hour of travel by going only to Malden instead of Boston.

    Malden offers a thriving workforce that could power those businesses at an hourly wage less than those cities mentioned above.  Malden needs to find these business opportunities.  Malden must have a strong sense, with a real estate development group in sync with City Hall, to offer sites for development of business and technology.  Yes, we are in an economic crisis now, however, I only ask you to rethink what our position was on business development before these times and what can be done to jump start us for the years that are ahead.  Our City Government should be experienced to facilitate a course of action.  Or are we just being lame and remain loyal to our grand city's reference as a "transit oriented" apartment community?   
     
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    [QUOTE]"Malden is not like Waltham or Burlington, having the opportunity to be big corporate America on 128's Technology Highway!" After an hour of hearing the Mayor talk about the financial budget and the reality we face with being at least $3 million shortfall for the new budget, it could not be a sadder time as now we must still look at means of chopping services and civil servants in Malden.  The meeting was grim and so was the outlook.  The statement above probes a question as to why we don't have enough funds to fund our city.  Well, why aren't we?  Who is doing the selling of Malden?  What happened to the Telecom City venture, now called the Mystic Valley Development Commission, a revolving loan fund program of EPA grants estimating $1.6 million which was to encourage the cleanup of the 207 acres of chemical and revitalization of the area of the three communities of Malden, Medford, and Everett.  Currently there are no updates as to why this proposed office park complex of 1.8 million square feet of space has been put on hold or yet continues. Malden also has ample vacant building space, Super Fitness (35,375 SF), 171 Medford Street (49,200 SF), the old Ruderman's building (79,294 SF) and other smaller prime real estate holdings that could be consumed by big business.  And "why not" is the question here.  Those businesses could offer Malden residents a reprieve from skyrocketing tax hikes and are sending City Hall into a spiraling budget crisis these days with no additional revenue.  In effort to revitalize Malden, there is clearly viable space for office buildings.  As Malden is right off Rt. 93, less than 5 miles outside of Boston, and has two MBTA stops, it clearly gives us some advantages of what we can offer as a business community.  Even a flock of NH residents would save a half an hour of travel by going only to Malden instead of Boston. Malden offers a thriving workforce that could power those businesses at an hourly wage less than those cities mentioned above.  Malden needs to find these business opportunities.  Malden must have a strong sense, with a real estate development group in sync with City Hall, to offer sites for development of business and technology.  Yes, we are in an economic crisis now, however, I only ask you to rethink what our position was on business development before these times and what can be done to jump start us for the years that are ahead.  Our City Government should be experienced to facilitate a course of action.  Or are we just being lame and remain loyal to our grand city's reference as a "transit oriented" apartment community?   
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    malden is a dump get out before its too late
     
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    This answer is somewhat sterotypical of polictical party roles, but most of our elected officials are democrats and traditionallly follow the tax and spend model.  Tax increases are capped at 2.5% and tax revenues are down due to the recession, but spending is not.

    Your ideas of bringing business to the town has merit, but is very republican-ish.  Instead of electing a council of democrats, you might want to consider a little balance with a few republicans who push ideas that involve investing tax revenues in the town development and bringing business in, instead of just spending them all.

    We just missed an opportunity to do so with David D'Archangelo not getting elected.  However, its also a pretty sophisticated idea since most people do not follow local town politics enough.  Heck, we can't even get more than 25% of people to vote when there is a well publicized and polarizing ballot question.

     
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    Kinda think everyone is back in lala land. Lived here all my 62 years and this is thee worse Ive ever seen it.As a property owner Im stuck here like many people. Trash bags are not going to solve the rising crimes in Malden.Nor will it save any jobs. For those who chose not to vote good luck ya had the chance and blew it. Shame.
     
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    I know what we need, more pizza places and dollar type stores in Malden Square selling junk. 
     
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    Danc we had a 29.7% turnout.....thanks.....
     
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    [QUOTE]Danc we had a 29.7% turnout.....thanks.....
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    My bad.  I didn't have the numbers in front me, but the overall point is still the same.  Replace "25%" with "30%".  It's not bad for an odd year, but that's sad to say.
     
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    hmmm Christmas time, anybody have a good suggestion for a store in Malden Square to purchase some nice quality  Christmas presents? Someplace not a dollar store or seliing junk?
     

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