Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Wylie Ave deal -- typical smoke and folly

So, let's have a public authority own the land and the developer own the buildings. Then we ask for a PILOT (payment in lew of taxes).

Sala, it is underhanded to have the land owned by someone and the building by another. That is underhanded and underfooted and under the foundation junk wrangling.

The sweetheart deals are deals that are not freemarket deals. The well of the marketplace has been tainted with poor deals in the past. Real development and real prosperity would flow into Pittsburgh once City Council stands up to these lame efforts.

"It is a new day!" said Councilwoman Carlise. However the old way of thinking came when it was time to vote. This 9-0 means more of the same.

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