You all know about my concern over the City's plans to remove Greyhound from Riverside. I have a theory as to why they're doing it. Please note- This is pure speculation, and I have no evidence to back it up as of now. It sounds a little black-helicopters.
The building the Greyhound is currently in, the one where they're getting a $1/year lease, is also occupied by the Riverside Fire Department's Administration offices. Don't ask me how they came to be there, but that's how it is. It's the city's building. Anyway, I was downtown tonight and I noticed that the City is building a new fire station and, this is key, plans to incorporate the administrative offices into said new building. It's on the sign in front of the construction site.
Now the City Council has so far said that the issue with Greyhound is one of security, but we all know that's a load of crap. So maybe, just maybe, the Council has plans for that bit of property once the Fire Admin is out of there, and that's why they want the Hound gone. I'm betting they want to get this done now, on some flimsy pretext, rather than making a blatant grab for the building after the new fire station has been constructed. Seems like it'd make for less of a PR nightmare.
(repeat: speculation only, no evidence, but it seems plausible, no?)