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City Council Money Watch: Barnes

District 4 councilman Michael Barnes has almost $42K in the bank, a warchest that might be put to work up and down the city ballot before Election Day.

Barnes only took in $3600 during the most recent period, including $100 from the director of city tax-funded University City Partners, Mary Hopper and $150 from developer and city tax-funded Center City Partners board member Bobby Drakeford.

Drakeford, recall, was sold seven acres of prime Uptown land at an almost $500,000 discount by the city. The city wanted “affordable housing” on the site. Didn’t work out.

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