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12-08-2012, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo View Post
Well, it sounds like the city still wants to negotiate with The Katz Group. Councilman Anderson is suggesting that they have to come to an agreement on a deal before March as the project is in danger of becoming an election issue. He claims that The Katz Group might run into more problems getting this deal done if there's a turnover on council.

Mandel is suggesting that they need to get another mediator involved ASAP.
It was inevitable that they went back to negotiating with Katz. Even if they build it themselves they have to work out a lease arrangement that he will accept to play in the building, they cant just build it on their own without an agreement for the team to play there.

And getting it done before another election could be a big deal. If the economy shifts just a little and makes people jumpy you'll get several people come out of the woodwork and run on a no spending on an arena platform. If that happens and enough of them win seats it gets that much harder for a rink to get built.

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