Since the seller wouldn't split the property, I guess the city thought it was worth paying $74,000 for the works to get the parking lot. Now they're stuck with a piece of crap building they can't unload. Along comes Brenda, the only one willing to take a chance on it and offers a heck of a lot more than anybody else and probably more than that building is worth. The city knows what Brenda has done and can do for the city, so they decide to help her turn that piece of crap into something good by shooting her some money to help her out. I think it may end up being a good thing. The city got the parking lot they needed and more than likely a good business to boot thanks to Brenda. I don't see anything underhanded going on here. Brenda rocks!