Most Phoenicians would agree that liberal Sanctuary City Mayor Philly Gordon has been a dismal failure. His slim mayoral skills and personal romantic madcap adventures coupled with his global jet setting, support for amnesty policies and imposition of a tax on food for city residents are all more than we deserve. His abysmal record, including sweetheart deals for his relatives and his girlfriend and her business partner, speaks for themselves. Since he is finally on the way out the door, we won’t enumerate his countless line-crossings, quirks and foibles.
But we’ve got to give him credit for his business acumen. He obviously shines in areas of economic growth — his own. Earning a salary of approximately $80,000 a year, he was mysteriously able to increase his wealth in the worst economy since the Great Depression.
The daily reports that Phil Gordon has become the first tenant in the upscale though financially troubled Chateau on Central (take a tour through this video link) town home development. It’s reported that he has signed a two-year lease on what is described as an urban mansion, with an option to buy one of the units on Central Avenue in Phoenix for $1.56 million.
The project was bought out of bankruptcy last year by an out-of-state company. In December, more than five years after initial construction began, the town homes hit the market for $1.4 million to $2.46 million — about half the original price.
The luxury brick units feature private elevators, multiple terraces — some with spas and their own swimming pools — two car garages and range from 5,100 square feet to 8,200 square feet of living space with four floors and a basement
Once the mayor’s office door swings closed behind him, Philly could be in demand teaching courses on turning a city salary into a fortune.