Minneapolis Forcing Owners of Businesses Destroyed in Riots to Pay Full 2020 Property Taxes Before They Can Rebuild

Minneapolis has been decimated by the riots and is nothing more than a pile of ashes at this point.

Frankly, I don't even know how the people who live there are actually surviving because I can't imagine that there is enough food in the city to feed everyone anymore.

More than 1500 businesses were damaged or destroyed by the riots and now the city is putting a stumbling block in the way of those business owners that makes it difficult for them to rebuild.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Minneapolis city government is not issuing permits to remove ashes and debris leftover from arson attacks until business owners pay their 2020 taxes in full.

“In Minneapolis, on a desolate lot where Don Blyly’s bookstore stood before being destroyed in the May riots, two men finish their cigarettes and then walk through a dangerous landscape filled with slippery debris and sharp objects,” the Star-Tribune said Wednesday. “The city won’t let Blyly haul away his wreckage without a permit, and he can’t get a contractor to tell him how much it will cost to rebuild the store until that happens.”

Dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed in widespread looting in the days following George Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, in a separate report, noted that 1,500 businesses were damaged and 150 were burned to the ground. TwinCities.com said, in June, that the damage could cost business owners as much as $55 million — and that was nearly two months ago.

This is in typical fashion for a Democrat leader. This proves that they have no idea how to run a business or anything business related. If they had half a brain, they would know that this is just going to discourage people from starting rebuilding. I would take my business somewhere else and rebuild somewhere safer.

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