Pettigrew Heights; Investment or Boondoggle?

Nobody from the planning office is talking.

“All we can say at this point in time is that we’re evaluating,” planner Russ Sorenson said.

Okay, so you take almost a million of taxpayer’s money but you can’t tell the citizens or even the council what’s going on? And you wonder why we don’t trust this mayor? This secret BS has to end. If non-profits want to buy this property and are asking for tax incentives, it should be public information. Period. Of course Mr. Know-it-All city attorney would probably disagree, because, you know, he has a law degree and we don’t, blah, blah, blah.

Councilor Kermit Staggers said it would be a “disservice to the taxpayers” if the city loses money. Staggers says he wants more information about the project.

“It’s not like this has been something that has just transpired,” he said, “and the City Council should know more about this. If it’s about contract issues, we can go into executive session.”