The Des Moines area faces a slow economic decline if it doesn’t filter more money into arts, cultural and regional attractions, the former mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., said Tuesday.
Tom Murphy visited Des Moines to lend support for the proposed “Yes to Destiny” sales tax that will be considered by voters in Dallas, Polk and Warren counties on July 10.
Sales-tax supporters say Yes to Destiny would sow the seeds for sustained success.
The plan is modeled in part on Pittsburgh’s. It would raise an estimated $750 million over 10 years.
I don’t profess to be an expert on this city’s fiscal operations, matters, or health, but I am an expert on two things: 1. being hot, awesome, and funny 2. knowing that taking Tom Murphy’s advice on how to keep a city from the brink of economic failure is kind of like asking Jocelyn Wildenstein for advice on reputable plastic surgeons. NOT A GOOD IDEA.
But what do I know? I’m just hot, awesome, and funny.