TRIBUNE has published a story which implicates one of our BOARD MEMBERS in the operation of an illegal parking lot.
What's wrong with Tiffany Sweitzer?
For the last four meetings she has left the meetings as soon as the
public testimony begins.
We are sure she is a very busy woman, but never hanging around to hear
the public comments shows a complete lack of empathy for the transit
If she feels she is too busy to actually attend the meetings to the end
then maybe she should resign or be replaced.
I'm not sure it's known why it wasn't pursued back in 2008.
There's some other complaints for overgrowth and weeds, too.
Overall, I think the real problem may be that properties with no buildings
on them get charged at a low rate. This means that owners can be
discouraged from building, and that the carrying cost is low.
Specifically, taxes on the lot are only about $12,000. Even if that is for
only a quarter of the block, it just requires 10 cars @ $100 a month (which
is what I think the rate was) to pay for them.