Mola wants the city (that's us, the residents and taxpayers) to buy a park for his development. Over and over again we hear the city is broke and we must have new assessments, such as the new lighting assessment. Joe Hunt said, regarding the Hellman property, "We couldn't dig up 1 million, much less 20."
If we are so broke, where are we going to get the money to buy a 5-acre park for Mola? Perhaps the City Council will resurrect Councilman Frank Laszlo's earlier request that the City Council legalize bingo to help city agencies raise money.
What type of influence are we bringing into the community with this Mola project? How will our community be compromised quality-wise and financially by this development? What bailout techniques will be used if Mola does not finish the project or if additional expenses accrue to the city?
Let's not gamble with the future of our community. City Council: just say no on Dec. 5.
MICHELLE A. BRENDEL