Was this car dealership a non-profit charity when we gave them a $1 million dollar street?

Remember this? The city employees and directors working hard to not only close a public residential street but also working OT to make sure a private business owner got the property (valued at close to $1 million) for FREE. The dealership offered to pay nothing for the street vacation. But hey, how many jobs were created? How many people stayed out of jail? How much did this save our justice system? Not sure, but they did get to build a gigantic parking lot. When the mayor’s administration wants to throw a hissy fit over giving away a rust bucket of a building, I only have to show them this fiasco, and then ask them to STFU.



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#1 The D@ily Spin on 01.23.17 at 7:28 pm

If the city is so deep in debt, how can they afford million dollar private gifts for car lots and Huether tennis. Time to amend the charter? Time for a federal funds commingling investigation? If Trump can’t get gifts, shouldn’t the same rules apply at all levels of government?

#2 The D@ily Spin on 01.23.17 at 7:44 pm

There’s a new huge Cars.com lot west from 26th and I-29. They should sue for real estate compensation comparable to this deal. The city has set a dangerous precedent.