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Welcome to Manteca thanks to Vince Haro

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POSTED August 12, 2014 1:11 a.m.

The Manteca Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manteca have toyed with the idea of “welcome signs” to Manteca off and on for the past 10 years.

Proposals batted about including spending well over $100,000 and were promptly put in mothballs due to lack of funding or other reasons.

There is now a “Welcome to Manteca” sign and it’s courtesy of one of Manteca’s most successful entrepreneurs, Vince Haro.

The message is atop his billboard facing traffic as it comes off Interstate 5 onto the eastbound 120 Bypass. The bulk of the sign advertises yard cleaning and hauling business complete with his photo — a first for Haro.

Haro for years advertised his business on small signs posted throughout the countryside that simply said “Call Vince” followed by a phone number.


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fjar: 1 month, 1 week ago


Mr. Wyatt tells us that Mantecan's can afford Wolf. He lists this city as a middle income city.I researched this claim and I dispute his claim that this city is a middle income city.
As of July 1 2014 the per Capita income of Manteca is in the 23k range. That doesn't suggest affordability of this resort, by all Manteca residents. It doesn't mean that the wealthy will attend on a regular basis as well.

Dennis Wyatt has a habit of projecting hypothetical income and employment for Manteca.He has projected income based on 100% occupancy and later reduced this to 71%. A more realistic figure for occupancy. Even at 71%,this resort want operate at full capacity.There is a good chance this resort want be built by Manteca Labor.
Dennis should remember the fact that he wrote a story on home development.He also enclosed a picture of workers from Rose-ville installing rafter thrusts

As for employment, he forgot one important detail. Costco which he did not mention, brought 30% of it's employees from other installations. No business can effectively conduct a start-up with unskilled employees. If a study was conducted, perhaps it would result in a similar practice.

You talk about initial water required for this resort like it was a one time fill-up.This will require constant replenishment of our vital water supply.It appears that you throw caution to the wind, in being concerned about the severe drought this city is in. You seem to share the vague enthusiasm of this council in water conservation.

Peoples taxes will be spent behind closed doors to bring this resort to Manteca. These are peoples taxes, who can't afford to take their kids to this resort, where it's a requirement to stay at this resort at $300.00 a pop.
As for employment, you can't guarantee the hypothetical figure you project.Penny's Hired wall to wall people for show and reduced the work force to a skeleton crew later on. There is no such thing as a guarantee of employment, it's based on attendance. I have stayed at some of the world's best hotels and I have only seen them filled on special occasions.

The People of Manteca will only know what it is costing us, when the deal is finalized behind closed doors. A good portion of the residual RDA will be used for the needed infrastructure and streets for this business. It appears like this money s/b used to renovate and expand the Libray, instead of using it for Special Interest.

If you look at how this tax predator company exploited Garden Grove California, in paying the sum total of the entire resort amount, It would be grounds to avoid dealing with them. Don't paint such a clear picture of this tax predator resort that taxpayers in Manteca want be able to afford.


chevyman3: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Congrats Vince on an awesome looking sign! It is a very nice way to enter into the city of Manteca. Good job of getting this done and being proud to be from Manteca! My kudos to you

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