This time Boughton's dishonesty centers on his defense of the BRT/Crosby Street project....a housing center in which he gave his favorite developer, BRT's Dan Bertram, an outrageous seven year tax deferral.
Although the apartments were sold to the public as a development for young adults, after receiving the sweetheart tax giveaway, BRT turned the project into a college dormitory for WCSU students. In essence, Bertram is renting the units to students (thus raking in the cash) while thumbing his nose at the city by not paying taxes on the building...and Boughton's defense of this action over the years has been disgraceful to say the least.
Watch and learn as Boughton is caught in another big fat lie (originally posted Aug 20 2008)
A seven-year tax deferral (which will cost the taxpayers a boatload of dollars" for a project that's nothing more than a college dormitory that the mayor and Republican majority defends (regardless of what they say now).