City Hall's "outrageous" and "offensive" waste of $60,000
COLUMBIA, Mo 7/23/14 (Beat Byte)
-- A $60,000
declares central Columbia a "menace to the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the public," under Missouri law the first legal step toward the use of eminent domain and developer tax incentives such as TIF.
Filled with inconsistencies, contradictions, and incomplete information, the report was released by Columbia city manager
and his deputy,
Tony St. Romaine
earlier this month. Prepared by St. Louis-based
, the report renames roughly 577 acres bordered by Interstate 70, College Avenue, parts of Mizzou, and Providence Road the
Central Columbia TIF Redevelopment Area
Not surprisingly, the incentive area
from its eastern Pr...