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“There’s been soil testing, ground water testing, sediment testing in the water, surface water testing,” Watson explains."

If the above statement is in fact true, then why can't the costs be computed? Why hasn't the public been told what kind(s)of pollution and how much. Why hasn't the current owner been required to clean up the property?

This is just one more item added to the mess that has become this "Stadium Deal." According to the contract Mandalay has with the city, the city is responsible for any additional costs associated with the property. If the purchase/cleanup/preparation costs exceed 6 million, then the city pays. Where is this money going to come from? This is the same city government that could not afford a fire truck a short while ago. This is also the same city that currently pays its employees an average of 10% less than other cities in this area. Isn't it time for the city to get their priorities in order?

Asking the tax payers to fund baseball parks for billionaires, and to clean up properties for developers should never be what governments ask of their tax payers......


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