Should non-profit organizations and churches be counted as "new business" when reporting economic development? There is no tax revenue from them. Should businesses that have been around for years, such as Acambaro and Well House Tavern be included in a list of new business for 2011? Well, if you're Perry Webb reporting on all the great things he has done for the City of Springdale, you would. He goes so far as to toot his own horn by listing every Red Box location as a new business.
Reporter/Chamber of Commerce Cheerleader, Steve Caraway didn't give his readers a complete picture of what Kathy Jaycox actually said to the deaf ears and thick skulls of the Springdale City Council on December 13.
If you don't want to suffer through an hour of listening to the city council meeting to find out what was said, you can read a transcript of Jaycox's statement.