Surprise! Corrupt Palm Beach County Runs Out of Cash
|Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty and her colleagues had a slight spending problem.|
Earlier this week, a grand jury released a detailed criticism of these questionable spending choices. There was the $60 million spent to buy the Mecca Farms property--twice as much as "credible evidence" indicated it was worth--plus the ongoing cost of maintaining that land, since the Scripps Research Institute was never built there.
And of course, there's the untold millions that taxpayers shelled out to developers and bond underwriters so that former county commissioners Mary McCarty, Warren Newell and Tony Masilotti--all later slammed with federal corruption charges--could reap the profits.
Now Palm Tran riders may have to scrimp to pay higher fees? That's the kind of political leadership that makes people proud to live in paradise.