Nov 12, 2007

The long arm of the tax collector

You have to read pretty far into this article, published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, to get to the good part, so let me save you the time:

In the May 2006 e-mail, Chief Bob Garcia said he got an inquiry from city hall asking about the type of clientele attending the club and the types of problems being encountered there. He asked for an e-mail from evening watch commanders on the club's crowd.

"The reason for the inquiry," he wrote, "is that the city may consider buying the property `Club D' sits on as part of its ongoing redevelopment."

That's police Chief Bob Garcia. And that's the city of Azusa relying on its police force to make the case for blight. Perhaps this info should have run higher.

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