Stokes has introduced a resolution — backed by four other council members — asking Beatty to give 30 percent of its Enterprise Zone property tax savings to the people of Perkins Homes.
"To do any thing less would be to expose their Enterprise Zone application as a sham; and would raise serious questions about whether it is truly in the city's best interests to continue to support the Harbor Point development," Stokes' resolution states. A resolution does not carry the weight of law.
At Wednesday's hearing, Stokes said it was a "damn shame" that Beatty did not attend. He said Beatty told him he would not give any money to the Perkins Homes.