EMERSON'S $1,500 CONTRIBUTION GAINS $785,000 IN C. R.

3-11-16

Greetings, Mayor Corbett, Cedar Rapids City Council, Gazette Editors and all—

It’s all for Downtown Cedar Rapids, All The Time!! 

Wannabe governor Ron Corbett, and the Cedar Rapids city council, are trying desperately to defend paying $4.7 million, to help a flooded downtowner building owner pal, for a building valued at $2 million—for downtown revitalization.  And the Gazette got that right. 

But the Gazette conveniently overlooked how Stephen Emerson contributed $1,500 to Corbett and two council members, and his company was given the sweet deal purchase of the building for $415,000—and got a $1,200,000 tax rebate thrown into the deal as well!!!  This of course was no ‘payback’, but Iowalive networkers have looked and didn’t find where Corbett and Council members ever gave such a sweet deal--sans any contributions at all.  

Will any addressee of this post please show us one—for all to see and evaluate?  Look closely at Westdale development etc. 

And of course, Megan Tooker and the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board  would completely ignore the smell and ethics, and rule no laws were broken.  That’s what the Board does! 

Will anyone receiving this post please show us where the ‘Ethics’ Board ever made a ruling based on ethics violations??

There are good reasons why voters are fed up with government!! 

EMERSON’S SWEET DEAL STARTED HERE

SMULELKOFF BUILDING BARGAIN BUYER STEPHEN EMERSON CONTRIBUTED $1,500 TO CEDAR RAPIDS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS.  Source:  Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board  3-11-16

DATE

CONTRIBUTION FROM

CONTRIBUTION TO

AMOUNT

8/28/13

Emerson, Stephen, 221, 2nd Ave SE Ste 400, C. R. Iowa

#13809 Corbett for Mayor, PO Box 2084, C. R., IA

$500

10/31/11

Emerson, Stephen, 221, 2nd Ave SE Ste 400, C. R. Iowa

#13970 Ann Poe Committee, 2560 Country Club parkway SE, C. R., IA

$500

12/6/11

Emerson, Stephen, 221, 2nd Ave SE Ste 400, C. R. Iowa

#13710 Cedar Rapidians for Monica Vernon

$500

 

DID THE SWEET DEAL END HERE, OR WILL THERE BE MORE?

Stephen Emerson's Company Cut A Very Sweet 80,000%  ROI Deal With Mayor Corbett and C. R.  City Council.  Source:  Cedar Rapids Gazette and Iowalive  3-11-16

IDENTIFICATION

TRANSACTION

AMOUNT

*INTEGRITY INDEX SCORE

Stephen Emerson's Company

Purchased Smulelkoff Building from Mayor Corbett and City Council

$415,000

1

C. R. City Mayor & Council

Gave Stephen Emerson's Company 10 Year Tax Rebate

$1,200,000

1

Bottom Line-1

Stephen Emerson's Contributions To Corbett and Other Council Members.  IECDB

$1,500

1,000

Bottom Line-2

Calculated  Amount Stephen  Emerson's Company Gained From Mayor and Council Action Alone

$785,000

1,000

Bottom Line-3

Calculated Return on 'Investment' (ROI) of Emerson's Contributions To  Mayor Corbett & Council

79,900%

1,000

Integrity is Adherence to Moral and Ethics Principles.  The Antonym of Integrity is Evil

*Average on  a scale of 0 to 1,000 tops, where significant integrity starts at 300, evil is at 250 and below.  Grand larceny scores 40.

Integrity Index Score Derivation Methods are Posted on Website: http://www.iowalive.net/integrityderivation.htm

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide Them, Along With Derivation Methods Used.

One can only shudder at the thought of the sweet deals Corbett and his pals would make as Governor Corbett.

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Sincerely,

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