There is a thanks-for-nothing for you. James Toyota in Moscow has brought in tax dollars for a lot of years and Moscow didn't complain. But now they want to move and it is time to try to stop them from leaving. We commented about this. It could be a bad move for Moscow, now even if James Toyota cannot move, they will be mad at Moscow and want to move out of the city anyway. Maybe all the way into the city of Pullman?
So here is the interesting thing, Moscow is opposed to the Hawkins Development (in Whitman County). They are opposed to James Toyota (in Whitman County). They say that the Palouse is fragile. The creek can be damaged. That we are all stake holders in what happens on the Palouse and we need to come together.
Funny that we never heard anything about "us" needing to work together when they let Sears, Applebees, and Staples build near the boarder and next to the creek. I don't remember the city of Moscow stopping the construction of the mall as it sits so close to the creek and how it would harm the Palouse. It seems that harming the Palouse and the creek are only issues when Whitman County may actually get the tax income and business growth.
Also, if Moscow wants us all to work together and do what is best for "us" as a regional community, one of the first things they can do is return, say, 1/2 of the tax dollars Washington residents spend over there. That would be good faith in helping "us"! They could keep some of the tax dollars, but we would get some too.
Well that will not happen. They want everything their way. They have all their big stores and business locations to bring in the money, now they want to stop others from getting those things.
Also, on an unrelated note, for a city that is so progressive that the city councilmen have broken arms from patting themselves on the back so often, it is funny that they are so anti-union! They want to have living wages and are going to force people to pay living wages on Government jobs, but when a Police Union tries to form, they refuse to recognize it.