Editorial: City Should Cuts Its Losses and Move On
Editor’s Note: The following is an editorial that appeared in the Mid Columbia Tri City Herald and pertains to an ongoing story about the proposed development of an RV park in Kennewick, Wash.
The state Court of Appeals recently rejected Kennewick’s attempt to overturn a $3 million jury verdict against the city over the Columbia Park Golf Course.
The city should end the long, painful journey before it gets any worse.
The Appeals Court ruling means Gary Long Jr., the former operator of the golf course through a lease agreement with the city, is now owed $3,660,000.
The additional $660,000 is interest that accrued during the appeals process while the city fought the judgment.
It’s a lot of money, but it could go a lot higher. The interest clock is still ticking.
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