Kansas Lawmakers Want To Block Sale Of Parking Lot

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A committee in the Kansas Legislature is trying to prevent the sale of a parking lot for government workers near the Statehouse.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Legislature's Joint Committee on State Building Construction voted Thursday to ask the Department of Administration to reject all bids for the lot. The highest bid was $2.5 million.

Some committee members said the department failed to follow the proper procedure for selling the lot because it didn't consult the committee, legislative leaders or a state Capitol-area planning group before seeking bids.

But interim Administration Secretary Mark McGivern said the state owns ``an abundance of parking'' in the area. McGivern also says decisions about surplus property do take into account the needs of state workers.

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