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Georgia city sues for breach of contract

In the minds of some, the proceedings and interactions between local governments are relatively benign, especially when compared to the vitriol of national campaigns. However, events are heating up in one Georgia city, Gainesville, as it sues the county for breach of contract. The city alleges the county failed to provide millions of promised dollars.

The city claims it was promised the money to build a public safety complex. When the project was proposed, according to city leaders, the county agreed to give the funds to complete the project up front in order to avoid expensive interest payments. According to Gainesville, the county fell almost $6 million short of the full price of the project.

On the other hand, the county claims that there was no breach of contract. It made payments based on the actual money that was collected in taxes, as opposed to the higher projected amounts. The county states that based on actual revenue, it has made all of the payments Gainesville is entitled to. In fact, the county further contends Gainesville actually owes the county money.

It is hard to say in this case who is in the right or the wrong. However, the clear issue is that Georgia taxpayers are the ones who will suffer with a contentious court case and lengthy legal battle about an alleged breach of contract. It may be in the best interest of everyone to come to an amicable agreement about the future of the public safety complex. While the inner workings of the government can sometimes be complex, both parties could come together to create a compromise that could well suit everyone's needs.

Source: AccessNorthGa.com, "Hall claims no breach of SPLOST agreement," Jerry Gunn, April 3, 2013

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