That would be Rusnak putting the smack down.
Yes, even though the Rusnak Auto Group enlisted the city's aid to force out local businesses (at least way back in the beginning of this brouhaha), it looks Measure B passed and Manny Romero's Measure A fell short (by a lot).
Of course, Romero's measure had an air of vindictiveness about it, seeing as how it would have put his nemesis out of business entirely (along with an innocently bystanding Jiffy Lube).
At least Rusnak got some anti-eminent domain religion, as least where his wallet is concerned:
In the Measure B camp, Rusnak Arcadia gave $15,000 to Citizens Against Eminent Domain Abuse, and loaned it another $10,000, according to statements filed with the City Clerk's office.
The loan will be forgiven and the unused portion will be returned to Rusnak, said Harbicht, who is the treasurer of the committee.
Ah, but now that Measure B has passed, no business or homeowner in Arcadia will ever have to worry about the city threatening to use eminent domain for a redevelopment project, right? Hey, we can hope, though I'm skeptical.
Patricia Jiayi Ho tells all about it in the SGVT.