The meeting notice is rather odd given what's already happened.
The first item is moot since the Forestville School Building Committee's request for the city to acquire the Daley Street homes is no longer needed, though the panel hasn't yet met to rescind it.
Then having the City Council meet as the Real Estate Committee, with no topic at all listed, means they can't discuss anything.
Then they have a motion to go into executive session "for the purposes of receiving the findings pertaining to the negotiations for land to be acquired for new public schools, first from the Forestville School Building Committee and then from the West Bristol School Building Committee."
But that information is already public. There's nobody to keep anything secret from since Crowley already knows the appraisal figures and so does Scalia. Crowley's willing to take the deal. Scalia is not.
What's to talk about in secret? Nothing that ought to be done out of public sight.
Then they are supposed to come back into public session to take action.
I suppose they could agree to pay Crowley $2.1 million. They might even agree to use eminent domain on the Scalia property.
There's no provision in the meeting notice for anyone to talk about other potential sites, let alone the obvious other alternative - renovating the old schools.
This is all a much bigger mess than it ought to be. It'll be interesting to see if the pieces fall into place as those pushing the project expect.
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