Panama City Commission Approves Port Authority and CRA Budgets
The Panama City Community Redevelopment Agency was met with opposition once again as those from the Downtown North Community, namely Glenwood, were not happy with how the CRA plans to spend funds. Specifically, more than $500,000 for more sidewalks down 9th Street in Panama City.
“I would suggest to you that there is a far better use for that half a million dollars in terms of immediately using it to improve housing stock,” said Alvin Peters. “Hire young people to work under the supervision of Cornell Brock to march down 9th Street with a pressure washer, a can of paint, and a hammer and maybe some roof tresses and do something to keep houses from falling down.”