In today's City Council Work Session the new Council majority elected to move forward the "Free EDU Zone" for Downtown Salisbury. They will take the 300 EDU's from the old Linens of the Week property and transfer them to the Downtown Parking Lots for their developer friends.
When you have a National Association of Realtors backing your campaign, this is how you pay them back. I should add, they even decided to GIFT the Rivers Edge project with free EDU's, even though the developer was willing to pay for them in their original proposal.
Now, that being said, I told ALL of you during my campaign, (even though Ireton LIED) that they would be building subsidized housing units on those Downtown Parking Lots and now you have proof. FREE EDU's IS A SUBSIDY.
Taxpayers should be outraged. Is this what non professionals do. They GIVE things away because they can't sell Salisbury to anyone? No one wants to come here and do you know why, because you have a part time Mayor who is absolutely clueless about business and what it takes to succeed. So what you get in return are a special interest group of people who will take advantage of the taxpayers by purchasing parking lots for five cents on the dollar and develop cheap housing for a lot of money.
I tried to warn everyone this was coming. Put all "Yes Men" in upper management and away you go. I hate to see what Downtown Salisbury properties will be worth in 10 years.