Should Sugar Hill, or Any City, Take $3.75M to Change Its Name to SugarDaddie.com?
If you were a taxpayer of a city is that an offer you would like your city officials to consider?
So far, four cities, including Sugar Hill, Ga., have been offered up to $3.75 million to change its name to SugarDaddie.com for 10 years. Quirky? Maybe, but what could a city do with a $3.75 million revenue boost? Quite a lot, no doubt.
"We've received one counteroffer, one 'Get out of town,' one 'Interesting, we don't have a counteroffer, but we'll allow you to speak at the city hall meeting and plead your case' and now this is the fourth city," Shuster said.
According to Buford Patch, Sugar Hill Mayor Gary Pirkle has countered with a $2 million alternative, to name Sugar Daddy the city's candy bar for the next 10 years.
The original offer to Sugar Hill, made March 17, would give the city $3.75 million in return for meeting some pretty stringent conditions for the 10-year name change, including updating all relevant documentation and logos, changing the name of the golf course and even the city park currently named after the mayor.
If you were a resident of a city approached with an offer like this would you consider it a publicity stunt not worth considering? Or as a taxpayer would you expect your city officials to give serious consideration to the financial benefits?