Fifteen months ago, the Lucas County Commissioners helped create the Lucas County Improvement Corporation. It's known as the LCIC. As of today it is still a very fragile organization with uncertain results. In case you're wondering, it costs taxpayers about $500,000 per year.
The LCIC was mostly designed to develop businesses and create jobs in Lucas County. The head of the organization makes about $140,000 grand per year. That's a lot of money. They also operate in office space supported by taxpayers.
I don't know about you, but I still look at $500,000 as a lot of taxpayer money. So I wonder what are we getting in return...
I'm Bob Chirdon and I invite someone who knows about the LCIC to come on in and convince us that our $500,000 is being well spent. If everyone at the LCIC is doing their jobs, this should be an easy task. If that's too much to ask, then I think the Lucas County Commissioners should look hard before they include the LCIC in the next County budget.