So the rumors turned out to be right: former Mayor John Leone is abstaining from the vote, leaving the choice of who the developer should be to the other six members of the Bristol Downtown Development Corp.
Dick Kallenbach kicks things off by moving that the city hire D'Amato Realty as the preferred developer. Gardner Wright seconds the request.
But the choice of D'Amato falls short in a 4-2 vote, with everyone else lining up against D'Amato.
Jennifer Janelle, the sole woman on the panel, said she'd like more time and more choices.
Then Tom Cosgrove moves to hire Renaissance as the developer of the city-owned, 17-acre former downtown mall site.
But, yes, you guessed it, that doesn't pass either.
Voting yes were Cosgrove, Frank Johnson and John Lodovico.
Janelle joined Wright and Kallenbach in opposition.
They are, as I write, taking a break.
Maybe they're going to flip a coin?
I'll tell you more when I hear something. I'm not there so I can only relay what I hear.
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