By: Diane Benjamin
Once again Monday the Council has TWO meetings scheduled instead of just one regular meeting. Besides discussing more Master Plans meant to bind the hands of future Councils and bankrupt citizens, they will convene another secret meeting for which the minutes will NEVER be released:
Why the Council would want to take even more property off the tax rolls (hurting themselves) is a mystery, but we have every right to speculate! Since this Council only cares about downtown when few others do, think the land is downtown?
Maybe they want to buy the Front and Center building since the owner isn’t using it. I hear the windows aren’t boarded up anymore. Is that why $174.59 was charged to taxpayers at Panera and called “Professional Development”? Did the real estate developer coach Admin and Legal on how to whip out the PCard? http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14856
The City has a budget deficit, citizens want the infrastructure fixed above anything else, but “land acquisition” gets 15 minutes. Too bad the Coliseum didn’t get 2 minutes back in 2014.