Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pensacola’s New Funding Scheme: Sell All Their Old Stuff

What do some families do when they need a few extra bucks? They have a yard sale. The city is doing the same thing.
In April, you’ll have the chance to purchase your very own unmarked police cruiser. Other city-owned vehicles and machinery will also be for sale. The city says they have a “surplus” of them.

I’m noticing a growing trend in our city: Pensacola is selling their old stuff to fund future projects.

Part of the proceeds from the city's sale of property on South Palafox will help fund the Charter Review Commission. What is the city planning on spending the yard sale money on?

Call me crazy, but I don’t think this funding scheme will be sustainable in the long-run. Obviously, there won’t be anything more to sell.

If you would like to participate in the auction, get down to the Pensacola City Garage on April 19 at 7:30 a.m. The sales will begin at 9:00.

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