The linkage of agenda items reflect what is wrong in the CLOSED MEETINGS of the CRA and City Council.
The the selection of a Preferred Developer to make a Plan for a Development is a Design Task.
The changing of zoning is a PUBLIC ISSUE for the PLANNING DEPARTMENT and the City Council in PUBLIC Meetings.
The Contracts For Financing Should Be PUBLIC
The Contracts For Construction Should Be PUBLIC
The Contracts for Follow On Management Should Be PUBLIC
The Lease of the City Property should be open for other Developers at the Same Rate.
These items should not be lumped into one DEAL that was not put out to bid, with other options considered by the Council or the Public.
Oh that is ok, the "Preferred Developer" Paid for Lucy to Come to GT, and has brought a band to the park... So they must be ok. They are a Charity according to the IRS, yet all their income pays for "Fees", not Charitable Activities. They are a Charity according to the IRS, and therefore are precluded from trying to influence the actions of local government. Perhaps requesting a zone change at the same time as giving contributions to the GTDAYS Fund is an attempt to "influence". Yes, there are Not for profit Corporations who distribute their income to the members, but they are not called CHARITIES.
The Corporation for Better Housing starts any relationship with a false face.
How can the City or the Citizens TRUST THEM FOR A 65 YEAR AGREEMENT?