We have not had the money to build the Hall park, even though Dalager, Stocks, Bond, and Houlihan used the expensive "lease-revenue" scam to avoid voter approval to borrow $20million in bonds to build the park. They borrowed millions promising to fund the park, but the OFFICIAL budget shows we need another $10 million dollars to build phase 1.
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DRAFT budget rewrite that the public has not had a chance to evaluate. Tom Brown, the well respected owner of Sierra Pacific Engineering ran his council campaign on trying to correct the city's "fantasy budgeting".
Maybe Dalager has a faith validating plan. Betcha, it is a secret plan approved by a majority of the council in violation of the Brown Act. Otherwise, shouldn't we have been talking about the financing. It sure seems like they have a plan. Maybe they don't have a plan and they are just hoping nobody notices that didn't budget wisely. Good thing they have those NIMBYs to blame.
All signs point to a fire sale of city property to save face and reward their bros. It has been another year and the city still keeps its plans for Quail Gardens Drive secret. That ain't the right way to handle public property.
The big question for Dan will be, should we use the money for recreation or to keep our basic infrastructure from falling apart?
PS Don't forget how the city wanted to sell part of the Hall park as a way to finance its construction. That sure sounds funny now.