City Attorney Mike Aguirre advised the council Friday that they may discuss the pending Navy Broadway Complex deal at Tuesday’s meeting, but that the Centre City Development Corp. will decide on the redevelopment plan on the city’s behalf.

Aguirre said the elected council members delegated their authority in 1992, despite some rumblings that the City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency, could trump CCDC’s decision. His legal opinion can be read here.

Many local officeholders have tried to stir up discussion over Doug Manchester’s controversial proposals, but the CCDC board has been proceeding as if it has the final say for the city.

CCDC is expected to make its final review of the waterfront redevelopment project Sept. 27.

Stay tuned for more reporting on this issue as that date draws nearer.


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