Since you quoted me, sort of, allow me the opportunity to be clear. I think the City is entirely too involved in real estate dealings.
The fact that they even own the property in question is a past mistake.
If the current Council makes a deal too favorable to Wal-Mart, they will have used public funds to the detriment of existing retailers in our area.
I have no opinion about Wal-Mart itself. If they can afford the property, pay a fair market price for it and can get their building permit past the insane planning gauntlet at our City Hall, then who am I to question this?
As for Mayor Uso, the $80 vs. $100 analogy fails, because the money in question is public money.
In San Juan Capistrano, the City has a habit of paying too much and asking too little when it comes to real estate.
— Jim Reardon, San Juan Capistrano