Monday, March 21, 2011

Peoria Council's Folly - MidTown Plaza

On December 7, 2010, Councilman Sandberg asked how much is still owed on MidTown Plaza. The answer - a staggering $4,500,000.

Who is paying the yearly property tax on the building? Maintenance on the land and parking area? Who is paying utilities on the vacant Cub store? Who is paying insurance?

Are the taxpayers paying for those things also?

Sandberg voted no on the Plaza. Turner, who has been on the council for 16 years, voted yes.

While Sandberg is often a "lone ranger" even though he is mostly right, he has difficulty in convincing other to vote with him. New blood with some 'fire in their bellies' is needed on this council.

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