The Lansdowne Redevelopment
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07-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
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I just love the whole ''sole source'' argument coming along every time this thing is brought up.......
NO ONE ELSE SUBMITTED A BID
..either way this thing is going to cost tax payers a lot already(I'm ok with that, as long as were not in the same position we are in now 4 years later), why waste more time and money debating this to the bitter end.....
Shanny I really don't want to give you a hard time, as I do believe you feel it is in Ottawa's best interest to move forward with the Lansdowne Live project.
However, the lack of a bidding process is one of the points the FoL is making.
"The Friends of Lansdowne allege the city erred when city manager Kent Kirkpatrick cancelled a council-approved design competition for the property at Bank Street and the Rideau Canal in the Glebe, granted bonuses or subsidies to OSEG, and failed to act in good faith. The group says the financial agreement is stacked in favour of OSEG and the city acted more in the private than the public interest."
Justice Hackland will rule on whether the actions by city bureaucrats or potental violations of the law should result in cancellation of the Lansdowne Live proposal. Personally I have serious doubts that Hackland would make such an extreme ruling.
However, Hackland might issue an order to stop any work on the project until council resolves one outstanding issue: what exactly is the city’s funding equity in the project? When council approved the LPP, they were under the mistaken belief that the city's funding equity was $76 million, when it is actually $13 million.
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