Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, March 20, 2006

Pullman Held Hostage: Day 169

Since PARD filed its Site Plan appeal on October 3 2005, Pullman has lost:

  • $337,575.81 in sales and property tax revenues (based on data presented at the appeal hearing by Johnson Gardner and the Whitman County Assessor's Office)

  • $16,980.65 in direct fees associated with the appeal (based on figures from Pullman Finance Director Troy Woo)

  • Incalculable hours of the city staff's time spent in preparation for and attendance at the appeal hearings, keeping them from other important business of the people

  • In return, PARD has gained:

  • An increased contribution (anywhere from 21% to 100%) from Wal-Mart for a traffic light at Grand and Fairmount that was already planned

  • A traffic light at Bishop and Pro Mall Blvd. that will never exist


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    1 comment:

    Uncle Bubba said...

    I certainly hope the City of Pullman ask the same thing Pard has requested of the court i.e. court cost & attorney fees if the court finds in their favor.This appeal in my opinion is frivolous and is just another delaying tactic more than likely at the request of and probably funded by the UFCW.