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June 29, 2013

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Anne

Why would the city want to do an exclusive deal with anyone? That doesn't make any sense in a period when prices are jumping. It seems like we would be giving away an option for nothing in return. What skin does the dveloper have in the game?

dtn

That amount seems like chicken feed on a project this size. Whose brilliant idea was it?

Russ

I spoke before Council last night and spoke to the idea that now was not the time to sign an exclusive agreement but to do quite the opposite and reopen the proposal opportunity. My words fell on deaf ears. the council voted 4-1 with Council woman Baylock dissenting to move forward with the exclusive agreement. The common sense logic did not appeal to the majority of council members. Not sure why I bother to approach the podium when I know it won't provide fruitful. Feeling frustrated the morning after. Perhaps I will vent more later, but need to get to work this morning.

JROC

It seems like this concept fits the spirit of the downtown specific plan calling for high-density mixed use development. I am very concerned about losing more parking but it sounds like there is a plan to make it up elsewhere. One can sit forever waiting for a better time to make a move and then you find you missed the boat.

So is your concern the timing, losing the historical post office, the parking or simply any development downtown?

Holyroller

What does the title of this link mean?

James

Has the city council noticed the monstrosity of urban development on California and Peninsula? Retail is fine, but please, no more parking lots and no more downtown condos/apts! Out of town developers are sucking the life blood out of Bgame.

Anne

Right on James. That is exactly the point. And to Holy's question--my guess it it refers to the Grosvenor guys giving each other a high five as they walked out of City Hall and saying "man, that was like taking candy from a baby. what rubes these suburban politicians are". And you know what? They are right. Its sad but true that with one exception they don't appreciate the city theyhave been elected to guide. Very very sad.

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