Thursday, January 17, 2008

FLASH--Les Schwab Pays City

In response to my direct question about this issue, I was told by City Finance Director Sonia Andrews that Les Schwab had indeed paid the City of Bend for their Juniper Ridge land. My other questions quickly grew tiresome to the Council and I was told to contact Ms. Andrews directly for answers. I did learn that the City has received an A rating for the upcoming bond issuance.

One thing that puzzles me is a seeming discrepancy between the Budget Summary and the Detailed Budget. The Summary shows $3,846,000 in property sales, while the Detail shows $0. Both are dated 12/31/07. Some of the other figures don't match up, either, so I'll have to do a little comparision and see what's up. If it doesn't come out all hunky-dory, I'll ask Ms. Andrews about it.

On the conflict of interest issue, it was a bit of a joke. It only covered one issue, that of the rezoning of land near 15th and Bear Creek for a bus barn. All the councilor's stated they hadn't really talked about it with anyone or owned any land near there, kind of laughingly. I don't really know what the purpose was with that particular issue, as the rules apply on every issue.

I did get up and ask about this as well, as the staff member that presented it stated they had contacted everyone within a 100 feet, which seemed ridiculous. This is right across from Bear Creek Elementary, so it affects many more people that that. It is also a popular cycling route heading east towards Dodd's Road. And sure enough three neighborhood people were also there and expressed their opposition to putting the industrial traffic out onto Bear Creek Road. It seems to this thick-skulled soul that if they simply found a way to make the main access point exit onto 15th, north of the Bear Creek/15th roundabout, everybody would be much happier. As it is, it seems the city is intent on shoving it down the throats of the local populace, although the repeated opposition to this gave them pause and it is going to be studied some more.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

You have watered down your site so much that it now read's like an advertisement in The Bulletin for residential housing at Juniper Ridge.

How about add the 'DEED' to your list of sources, the DEED is clear about where JR was to go, and terms of the DEED are short and sweet.

Yet, you, the city, and Garzini consistently choose to ignore the terms of the original $1 sale of Juniper Ridge from county to city.

Why bruce, why to you parrot the same dribble that the BULLetin prints??

Anonymous said...

This 1500 acres of land was sold to the City of Bend by Deschutes County for $1. It was sold to the public as a place for industry and education, but seems to be morphing into something more like a planned community of mostly housing and retail.

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The terms of the deed are $1, and ONLY FOR INDUSTRIAL. NOT education.

Read the Deed Bruce, and quit being a Parrot for the City of Bend.

Anonymous said...

The Summary shows $3,846,000 in property sales, while the Detail shows $0. Both are dated 12/31/07. Some of the other figures don't match up, either, so I'll have to do a little comparision and see what's up. If it doesn't come out all hunky-dory, I'll ask Ms. Andrews about it.

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BRUCE PUSSY,

Why don't you ask the correct fucking questions.

The city authorized the $2.5M to be dispersed to KURATEK back on Oct 15, 2007. The County recorded the fucking sale of Juniper-Ridge to Les Schwab on Dec 7, 2006, thats when they got the fucking money.

The question you MUST be asking is to see a copy of the check sent to KURATEK. It was all approved, thus you simply MUST find the REAL books that the city uses for debits & credits of city debt.

Anonymous said...

The city authorized the $2.5M to be dispersed to KURATEK back on Oct 15, 2007. The County recorded the fucking sale of Juniper-Ridge to Les Schwab on Dec 7, 2007, thats when they got the fucking money.

Go to the city-hall, and go to the city-manager, and ask to see the fucking public records. Generally a secretary there will just hand you file(s), then you march over to the copy machine, and copy what you need to record.

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