In 2007 the city paid over $4 million for a piece of land downtown and 2.7 million for the deck it sold in the 90's. The plan was for a park.
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120616/ARTICLES/120619757 instead of giving raises to city employees.
City employees (firefighters) asked for a raise instead.
Now we are spending more money to keep a 50 year old piece of concrete standing.
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