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Alderman proposes generating income by selling city owned property

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City leaders in Savannah are looking at ways to add to the bank roll, by possibly shedding city-owned properties.

During the Barrett Sports Group arena study presentation a few weeks ago, At-large Post 2 Alderman Brian Foster suggested that selling the parking lot next to police headquarters could net the city $9 million.

He says the municipal building on Broughton, the Gamble House on Bay Street and the land the Civic Center sits on could also be sold, and that could generate tens of millions of dollars.

"So we're talking about an awful lot of money that can cover a lot of pending expenses. Number one is public safety,” said Alderman Foster.

Alderman Foster says next week, he will meet with several groups to look at a possible public-private partnership to help fund surveillance cameras downtown.

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