January 26, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 7/21/2014

"They wanted to guarantee bowling for eight years."

-- Steve Shiver

Homestead's alleged love affair with bowling may become an expensive fling.

This week, the city will vote on a plan to sell a piece of municipal property at one-fifth its appraised value — in exchange for a guarantee that the property will serve as a bowling center for at least eight years. The eight-year pledge comes from a former Homestead mayor and county manager, Steve Shiver, who represents the buyers and has been involved in a number of controversial business dealings with the city over the years.

If this deal sounds unusual, the background is even more so.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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