I missed the Tuesday evening Commission Meeting. I see we agreed to spend a couple million dollars beautifying Downtown. New trees. New sidewalks. Make it look good for the businesses, so more sales tax can be collected. At the same time, the 3 conservatives shot down the request to waive $23,000 in permit and connection fees for low income housing. Why?
Since the low income housing probably receives some money from a Federal program… since the low income housing will be occupied by folks from that “47%” that Romney could care less about… since the residents of low income housing might actually be some of those that would benefit from “Obamacare”... evidently, Downtown businesses profiting from a couple million was more important than waiving $23,000.
The City waived over $100,000 in permit and utility connection fees for their croney developer for the high rent residential buffer units along 4th Street. I believe further permits and utility fees were waived for that same developer on the South end for a residential unit. Smooze the Commissioners… pay your membership in the Chamber of Commerce… get your fees waived. Don’t dare assist those who might be part of the “47%”.
What have I missed? Someone set me straight as to why this request was denied.