I am a member of the media requesting all information concerning the use of public tax dollars as part of your city’s bid to persuade Amazon Inc. to build its second headquarters in your city.
Specifically, I am requesting:
- The total dollar amount in the incentive package.
- The period of years over which this dollar amount would be awarded.
- The specifics of the package to include, types of incentives, and the dollar amount these incentives are worth. This includes tax incentives, exemptions, credits, subsidies, and money that would go toward providing Amazon with infrastructure.
- Any requirements your city would make of Amazon, such as the number of jobs expected.
- Whether your bid includes a clawback provision -- that is, if the company did not fulfill the requirements, would your city take back any incentives?
I also ask that you waive any fees for this request, on behalf of my organization, a member of the media.
Thank you. I will look forward to hearing from you shortly.