Update: Trial Transcripts & Police Report
The most wasteful agencies are the five Urban Renewal agencies in the county, which manage seven UR taxing districts. These agencies give out “free money” to businesses in the UR areas as grants and the rest of the taxpayers in the county have to pay that debt with property taxes. It is more like a slush fund, so politicians can offer bribes to local business to garner their support for reelection.
Back in February of 2017, the Coos Bay Urban Renewal agency gave a $25,000 grant from the Downtown Urban Renewal Façade grant program to the owners of a building on 217 South Broadway as matching funds for a renovation. It used to be the Fletcher Building, but now it is Northwest Fitness. It was a beautiful remodel job, but it should not be the responsibility of other property owners to pay for the maintenance of this building.
What makes this public handout even more insulting is the owner of the building is a registered sex offender. The owner's name is Henry Landry Delaney III, and according to a criminal records search, he has offenses from Seattle WA all the way to Arizona.
Mr. “Pervert” Delaney has pictures on his business’s FB page coaching a local volleyball team and coaching high school students at his business, Northwest Fitness. The rumor was that the school allowed students to use the facility for workouts. They supposedly have since severed ties.
Just to put this into perspective folks, the city of Coos Bay gave your hard-earned money to a registered sex offender and the school sent him some students. One government agency gave him money, and then another government agency sent him more potential victims.
That is your tax dollars at work.
The local government should not be rewarding perverts with public money using Urban Renewal schemes. It is just another reason to get rid of ALL the local Urban Renewal Agencies and end the debt.
Let the local politicians buy votes with their own money.
Some of the information for this post was submitted by a pitbull of a Watchdog, Mr. Jared Anderson from Bandon. Thanks, Jared, keep up the good work….Rob T.
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