• Report: #6243

Complaint Review: TOURISM & SPORTS AUTHORITY, ATTN: TED FERRIS

  • Submitted: Sun, August 19, 2001
  • Updated: Sun, August 19, 2001

  • Reported By:Seattle Washington
TOURISM & SPORTS AUTHORITY, ATTN: TED FERRIS
8585 E. Hartford Drive, Ste. 600 Scottsdale, Arizona U.S.A.

Tourism & Sport Authority Conspires with Legislators to RipOff Arizona Residents

*0: Another Wrinkle to the Corruption

*0: Lucas is Way Off the Mark!

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

Those of us who voted FOR Proposition 302 expected several things. We expected to get a stadium in a SAFE location. We expected a boon to our economy. Now, even before construction has officially begun we learn that we have only been shown images through smoke and mirrors.

The Mayor of Phoenix has revealed that the Bidwell's have illegally circumvented public policy to get a publically-financed facility gratis, in a location, owned by the Salt River Project, that is not in the best interest of the public. I predict that this will soon come to a referendum. I encourage the public to vote against it, call SRP to withdraw your stock-holder support (as a customer) and I'll tell you why.

Earlier this year my car broke down and I had to rent a car from Budget and picked it up from the Sears location at the Superstition Springs Mall. When I paid my bill upon return, I noted the extra fees for the Bidwell Stadium. I pulled out my driver's license to prove that I am an Arizona resident and asked the fee be removed from the bill. I was told that it couldn't be removed and there was no exception for AZ residents.

I read the literature for Prop 302 and we were distinctly informed that the tax would only be for out-of-towners. This whole thing stinks and I want everyone to press the legislature to do the right thing for the people, not big business. KEEP YOUR PROMISES!

I want my money back from Budget, but I want Bill Bidwell paying!

NEWFLASH, ARIZONA: THERE IS NO SALES TAX IN THIS STATE. DON'T LET ANY BUSINESS TELL YOU THE STATE MAKES THEM TAKE THEIR CUT. WHAT BUSINESSES COLLECT IS A "BUSINESS TAX," AND THEY ARE MERELY ALLOWED (NOT FORCED) TO PASS THAT TAX ON TO THE CUSTOMER. THEREFORE, THE TAX IS NEGOTIABLE. CHECK IT OUT! I HAVE DONE IT!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/19/2001 12:00 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/TOURISM-SPORTS-AUTHORITY-ATTN-TED-FERRIS/Scottsdale-Arizona-85255/Tourism-Sport-Authority-Conspires-with-Legislators-to-RipOff-Arizona-Residents-6243. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on TOURISM & SPORTS AUTHORITY, ATTN: TED FERRIS

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author 2Consumer 0Employee/Owner
Updates & Rebuttals

#1 0

Another Wrinkle to the Corruption

AUTHOR: - ()

This Rip Off Report warned of the corruption in the TSA earlier this month. In the Sports Section of the East Valley Tribune (AZ) on August 30, 2001, TSA head, Ted Ferris, (also the crafter of Proposition 302), was depicted with attorney for Bidwells at a Diamondback game. Ted Ferris is a public servant and there appears to be a great deal of impropriety associated with this association. Ted Ferris needs to let the public know how he got his front-row ticket to the game!
Respond to this report!
What's this?

#2 0

Lucas is Way Off the Mark!

AUTHOR: - ()

These comment are directed at comments about "Major" Giuliano:

http://badbusinessbureau.com/view.asp?id=4332

I would hope there are those who are able to recognize the falacy of his arguement. Ad Hominum attacks to justify a position are never valid. The fact that "Major" Giuliano has lied about tons of things has nothing to do with whether or not some group may or may not like him. What I am more concerned about is that there is anyone in our great republic who wishes to limit any individual involvement in our political process regardless of any affiliation.

Tocqueville points out that the strength of our American Democracy is that we have a multiplicity of associations. So, in other words, there are lots of farmers who have their interests, who are also, Islamic, Catholic, Mormons and Buddhist. They cross over to support their particular interests. So, not to worry, Lucas. Are you really that concerned about having a Monday celebration of July 4, or not having Halloween, or is it your concern that particular groups prosper around you?

Lucas thinks that "Major" Giuliano is a good "Major." I would like to know what he means by "good." If he believes it is good to lie and deceive, I must disagree. Here are some facts:

FACT: "Major" Giuliano lied about his conversations with Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimsza about alternative sites for the stadium.

FACT: "Major" Giuliano lied about his SECRET involvement and conspiracy with the TSA and the Bidwells prior to a vote of the people. The current site was pre-selected, violating the rights of all those who spent thousands of dollars preparing alternative site bids.

So you see, Lucas, your concern should be about any abrogation
or erosion of our rights. Everyone should be involved in our political process, but the fact of the matter is that very few are. Lucas, do not suggest that "Major" Giuliano's mendacious condition is due to the fact that he is "Gay," because it does nothing to support the "Major" but instead denegrates him, for it is to suggest that there is something inherently bad in "Gays" that causes them to lie. If you are saying that I am personally offended. Think your argument out logically and don't throw in unrelated subjects. It tends to only confuse the issues.
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
X