More like 250 million dollar gorilla as that is what the civic council wants charters to receive.
It was casual, his suggestion. He said it like you might haggle with somebody at a flea market but here instead of junk you don’t need the future of the district and the fates of the city’s school and children hung in the balance.
We all know this is about more money for charters, well make that more money for the mayor’s donor’s charters.
It’s irrelevant that charters and much too much for my taste have already been included in the plan, five dollars per square foot for security off the top and then based on needs, but that’s not good enough. They want a proportional cut which is ridiculous but more on that later.
Remember when we had politicians we could be proud of, that we could believe in, that demanded we do things the right way? Well friends they are now far and few between and we have people like Hazouri and as bad as his suggestion was, he was for from the worse who not only shrug their shoulders at extortion but encourage it as if we were a third world country and it was business as usual.
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