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Council votes down incentive plan for unfinished hotel
The Daily Progress Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1 a.m.
Ahead of the Charlottesville City Council’s final meeting of the year, the local arm of the Democratic Socialists of America protested the city’s plan to award the developer of an unfinished hotel building a tax break so that construction can be completed sooner rather than later.
At around 10 p.m., Councilor Bob Fenwick flipped and voted against the measure along with Councilors Kristin Szakos and Wes Bellamy.
The council approved the general terms of the agreement earlier this year. Szakos was the only councilor to vote against it. The resolution placed on Monday’s meeting would have been the final authorization for a formal agreement that could have resulted in more than $1 million in tax breaks for developer John Dewberry.

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