Friday, October 25, 2013

Vulture watch

The City of Seattle believes in its own eminence, and its ruling its domain. Even to the extent of trying to steal from charity the upcoming bequest of a 103 year old woman;
The more you learn about the city of Seattle’s threat to condemn Myrtle Woldson’s waterfront property, the stranger those plans seem.
The city wants to acquire the 103-year-old Spokane woman’s property at 1101 Western Ave. to offer a place for tourists and others to park during the years of construction of the $2.1 billion tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Yet Woldson's property already is a short-term parking lot.
The city council just voted 8-0 to take the woman's property, apparently in the belief that if they wait for her to die, the charity she's donating it to will demand its just compensation. Compensation that will be higher, the longer the city waits.

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