Lake Effect News, with an article about the new Truman parking structure entitled: "New Student Services Center Proceeds On Schedule And Under Budget."
Well, this brings up a few questions:
- "Under budget." Our reader points out: "The article says that the new Truman buildings are coming in $5 million under budget. Because of the recession, construction costs have gone down. Wasn't the reason given for jacking up the WY TIF because of rising construction costs? And there was no recession then."
- "On Schedule"? Not according to the timeline set forth at the community meeting in March 2008, which claimed the parking garage would open in "Winter 09" - of course, there are still a couple days to get those cars in there, so maybe we judge too hastily. (This was the same meeting where Ron Huberman claimed that the CTA was well aware that the Wilson station was a blight on the community, and it was CTA's highest priority to put retail on the 4600 block of Wilson. So at least the lies were consistent, all across the board.)
The article also mentions the completion date as "October 2010" - again, not what the community was told at the meeting held for our benefit.
We can't wait for the construction of the so-economically-necessary fish farm to see what other lies we're fed. Read the Lake Effect News article here.