Blow, 7/19/2007 - 6:20am "MB,
You state: "That estimate was created by the Staubach Company, a consulting firm that stood to make more money if the OTC deal was consummated and therefore had a vested interest in making the deal look as good as possible."
This is incorrect. The Staubach group was paid a flat fee and had no part in the commission from what my research says.
More importantly you omit the real reason Eagleton voted the lone no vote. He stated, "government has no business being in the real estate business." This was my major issue as well.
Shame on you conservative politicos who refuse to follow the bottom line of capitalism.
I have mixed emotions about all this. But in hindsight believe if they had adopted the "and" provision over the "either or" clause it would have belt and suspenders. I also will agree with the Mayor that having both clauses now would have inhibited the Master Lease negotiation.
Let's see who surfaces to take the MLP. What rate and terms to the lease are paramount?
The opposition, you included, could have done a better job presenting had there been a cohesive body of "nay sayers". James Alexander needs to be trained before he makes everyone say, "not him again". The Chamber dog and pony show gets old. Chamber maids...(I do like their new "I Am" campaign).
You make good points here. One mis step after another .... and the arena will be a secondary source for meetings and conventions. It will be a white elephant. But everyone else has one...
The land values in no way match what will eventually be reaped from sales of the old city hall and Jackson. The city will have to give a devloper the old city hall for the deal to work.
The prevalent question remains. Why is our existing home in such disrepair. Maybe for the same reason our streets and sewars are in pathetic shape. You can't continue to allow a hydrologist to run the city. His time was up after the stormwater projects were completed. Classic Peter Principal.
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