Monday, July 28, 2008|New City Hall? How can the City Council and Mayor consider a new City Hall? We are still billions in the red on pensions and healthcare promises to city employees. The pension reforms the mayor touts are a drop in the bucket and the payoffs are decades away. They are a total sham. We still can’t sell bonds for major needs. The Mayor tried a sham bond sale a while back, which did not succeed. Now they want to rush through a decision before new Council members take office. There is no need to rush on this. Wait until next year and let officeholders who have a stake [in the decision] look at it. Is there some special “pay-for-play” going on here? Are these bidders vetted or do they have offshore LLCs? The current Mayor and Council let the redevelopement groups go unchecked, they did not perform their oversight responsibilities. We should not trust this group; their past performances require real concern.

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