They claim that the city should get 2 percent of construction costs in exchange for a building permit. This amounts to $l million that the city should get in addition to all the other concessions the city obtained during three years of negotiations.
Why is it legal for the city to extort money, but not for you and me?
Please support the council's efforts in the past, and vote for Winkler, Duboc and Boyle. In spite of negative attacks by a few activists on just about everything they have tried to accomplish, they have remained steadfastly on course and their efforts are paying off now with successful progress on the Rosewood Hotel at Interstate 280; the General Motors auto mall at Bayshore; and, eventually, the Derry project on Oak Grove Avenue. Note that none of this development is in residential areas.
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