jimmycrackcornmfs t1_j9s047i wrote

I know how city budgeting works, a significant part of my job duties. This would be part of their CIP program plan.

Springfield decided to infringe on the rights little guy and steal his property. Rather than bully property owners, the city could pay the asking price, or make an effort to get closer to an agreement. They could also find a new location.

Springfield has a terrible planning zoning development program. Parks could easily be better but they want revenue generating business. You end up with an abundance of car washes, gas stations and of course, gothic industrial churches