Facts Are Facts: The City Has Refused to Sell a Great Deal of Its Property
Alex Ihnen of nextSTL has reviewed my research of Saint Louis’ Land Reutilization Authority (LRA). The LRA is the city’s largest landholder, owning more than 9,000 city parcels, and is tasked with moving vacant city property into productive use by selling to private individuals so that they can redevelop the property into new homes and businesses.
Yet my research shows that the LRA frequently does not sell its property to people who want to buy it.
Although his post is peppered with a few unsubstantiated negative comments about the Show-Me Institute, Alex raises some good questions. I think others may have similar questions, so I will answer Alex’s questions here.
Furthermore, the Show-Me Institute is the only organization that has done the legwork to collect data on the LRA’s actions, so we are able to answer almost any question about the LRA’s operations. You ask the question, and I will be happy to do the necessary query writing to answer it for you! So, fire away in the comments section.