Edmonton rejects Oiler [Arena] bid for more taxpayer dollars
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09-20-2012, 01:25 PM
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You have any evidence of that? It seems like Katz is the one upset that the information leaked. It makes sense that the negotiations happen off stage but I get the sense that Katz was trying to get every last dime he could out of the city and when that happened city councillors got irate. He can ask for whatever he wants behind closed doors and not worry that his requests may seem unreasonable, when it gets out in the open things change.
I'm pro-arena and I hope something gets done but I think even the original framework the city agreed to is a sweetheart deal for him. By trying to get every penny he can out of the deal he's losing sympathy with many who supported him.
It was in the interview I posted.
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