Car Dealership Getting Tax Incentives, Some Asking Why
City and the county leaders voted to give hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax incentives to Stivers Ford to revamp the car dealership's showroom. Those who voted for the tax break say the car dealership deserves it , but others say government officials shouldn't pick and choose which businesses they will help.
Montgomery City Councilmen and County Commissioners voted to give Stivers Ford a 10 year incentive package. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says the money encourages Stivers to stay on East Boulevard, in an area where other businesses have left.
Just to be clear, Stivers did nothing wrong in taking the money. People are not upset with them, they're more upset with the city and county government. Stivers will be adding up to 25 jobs with its expansion.