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Mayor Wants City to Buy GRTC Property

Following up yesterday’s news about federal DOT money for the GRTC is this: Mayor Dwight Jones wants the City to buy the 7 acre Fan property that currently houses the GRTC.

Fan area councilman Charles Samuels weighs in:

Second District Councilman Charles R. Samuels, whose district includes the Fan, said whatever happens to the property will have a major influence on surrounding neighborhoods. He expects to work closely with Councilman E. Martin Jewell, whose adjoining 5th District includes the GRTC site.

“That’s a huge parcel of land, and there’s a lot of potential for what may come out of it,” Samuels said.

I don’t want to say that I don’t trust the City, but wouldn’t it be better and more efficient to leave this development to private interests?

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