The TIF Administrator has confirmed that issuing a Request for Proposal was legal. It is also still true that this Mayor and this City Council have never publicly mentioned doing this. What that means is that a backroom deal is being set up. Non-existent transparency caused this problem.
Obviously something is brewing, the question is how much is it going to cost taxpayers? There isn’t enough money in the TIF fund to pay for infrastructure that may be required for development. There is also still a loan on the property. Atlanta needs to be paying attention.
By: Diane Benjamin
Really there are two questions:
- Who is lying?
The below appeared in the Lincoln newspaper yesterday. This topic has never been discussed at an Atlanta City Council meeting. That would require it to be on an agenda and minutes would be available for that meeting. Neither exist.
This fits the same pattern I have seen over and over and over with both the City and the Library. Laws don’t matter. The people in charge are playing their own game and using your money to do it! Is this the government you deserve? Do laws matter at all in Atlanta? Some people are trying to convince people they don’t.