Rockman wrote:My cities former mayor spent 20 million dollars on a property appraised at 8 million.
Did he take the funds without any notification or approval? Depending upon the size of a city, there's a general fund from which the mayor or other city officials can spend money without having to solicit bids. For a town the size of Storybrook, $50,000 is a lot to spend without any kind of oversight.
(And yes, I'm failing because I'm expecting real-life bureaucracy in a magical/frozen-in-time fictional town in Maine.
Also, $50,000 couldn't build a house in the woods. Emma should have realized that.