I'm just passing this information along...Pardon the typos...
The Opportunity Fund is tax money intended for infrastructure improvements. The Op Fund board recently recommended a $900,200 grant to the Peninsula Housing Authority to fund the destruction of 33 homes now sitting on land where the housing authority wants to build a new high-rise apartment complex for low income residents.
The Op Fund board described it as "site development." The county administrator admitted it was for the removal of these perfectly good homes.
Now, on the official Agenda for Tuesday's (February 28th) County Commission meeting, it has morphed into a grant to "build a Boys and Girls Club.
This type disinformation is or should be criminal. In any case it is certainly misleading to the general public.
I hope we can get a flash-mob to appear at Tuesday's meeting and protest the destruction of these 33 homes and secondly to protest this kind of subterfuge employed by our county government.
If you cannot make the meeting please email your county commissioner and register your displeasure with this outright lying to the public.
The housing authority has plans to LEASE space in their high-rise to the Boys and Girls club but this grant is not going to that purpose.
Please let these commissioners know it is NOT alright to lie to taxpayers.