A twisted tale of government
To see a twisted tale of government getting in its own way, look no further than Palm Beach County's efforts to turn $7.5 million in federal stimulus money into a homeless center.
getting in its own way
Federal restrictions on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant are so confining as to make success nearly impossible.
West Palm Beach has a surplus building, a former medical office complex well situated to serve the homeless. The city, based on an appraisal, agreed to sell it to the county for $1.48 million. But the county conducted two additional appraisals that put the price at $2 million. The federal government requires the county to offer $2 million, even though the city already has said that it would accept $1.48 million.
And there's more stimulus red tape to unsnarl. Read the Palm Beach Post editorial here.