Don Bauder is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat fearful of losing a cushy job or a real estate kingpin fearful of losing a fat government subsidy. Therefore, the move to bring back redevelopment in some form ...
I feel sad for the Grantville property owners. They gave it a good try and worked tirelessly to obtain a fair solution. The legal decision hinged in part on their supposed failure to "exhaust" every administrative remedy, although the group spoke before the City Council and appealed to the County Board of Supervisors.
Given the stumbling blocks the City and County can put in the way of citizens, I'd say the Grantville group did everything they could.
I hope justice is done in some other fashion, as Peterson suggest may happen.
So the Grantville settlement agreement is legal, but according to the State Dept of Finance it's not an enforceable agreement. So what monies have already changed hands, what monies have yet to change hands, and where does any remaining monies come from to satisfy any remaining payments towards the settlement agreement?
Brian: I am keeping my fingers crossed that this ROPS does not go through. Thanks from all concerned citizens for your yeoman work on this issue. Best, Don Bauder
Aardvark. Those details will supposedly have to be worked out. Hopefully, the Department of Finance scuttles this redevelopment scam. It is one of many such scams. Redevelopment, good riddance. Best, Don Bauder
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