While reading the papers today, I had a wild thought.
Leightons folly, aka The Intermodel center, was supposed to cost $12 million.
It ended up costing at least $27 million.
We still owe $7 million. Which means that we've overpaid for that worthless craptacular parking garage about $8 million SO FAR (hey that's roughly $1 million per year Leighton has been mayor)!
What could our city have done with that $8 million?
Two things jump out at me, more cops and more firemen.
And what's up with the super Secret Squirrel meetings? They know several watchdog groups are interested in this whole parking lot fiasco. So what do the dictator and his men do? Closed door meeting. That's not going to alienate the public.
And like the fat kid in a playground, he comes of with the threat because the WB parking authority shot down his 'get my friends richer' plan. What threat you ask. This one, "But Leighton said he favored looking into forming a new municipal authority that would oversee all city parking assets."
Can't you picture it, "do it my way or I'm taking my ball and going home!"
Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote