Scientology must pay Clearwater $413,000 in fines - 2011-08-25
It took 40 years to build the Mormon Tabernacle, 83 to finish the National Cathedral.
So 12 years isn't that long to wrap up work on the spiritual center of the Church of Scientology, the church's attorney argued.
But unique as the building may be, with features including a black-domed running track for purging the body of toxins, that's not how the Clearwater code enforcement board saw it.
The board voted unanimously Wednesday to fine the church $413,000 for failing to get cracking on the building when ordered to, plus five years of late fees and interest.