Interesting that Beigler is complaining about how *slow* downtown redevelopment is now, today, in 2005. It's been in the tank for 20 years. It's better off- and moving faster- than it has in the last 20 years. Yes we need to be cautious about businesses making power grabs and the council need to learn this rule for life, one that everone and every group and organization should adopt: Always make sure that others don't try to make their agendaa our agenda. Unfortunately, it seems our Mayor has never adopted this rule for herself.
And correct me if I'm wrong here, but I thought redeveloping the southern sector was the council's Number One Priority.