Last Thursday saw three members of the Board of Aldermen voicing their disapproval for the plan (White, Gewirtz and Taylor) before Taylor exercised his section 15 charter rights ending discussion on it immediately. He is the second Alderman to use this right with Bob Trane being the first earlier in the year ending talks on a last minute financial request from the administration.
The other decision before them is to approve an $8 million bond request to purchase the D2 parcel that will, hopefully, house the Green Line Station. The administration currently insists that property owners on D2 are willing to sell their land to the City.
Before exercising the section 15, Taylor expressed a desire to discuss the matter further with the administration as he has been receiving concerns from property owners regarding their inclusion on the eminent domain acquisition list. Once the section 15 was announced, all discussion ended with the Mayor responding, "See you Monday night," before exiting the Aldermanic Chambers.
The meeting is set for October 2nd at 7:30pm in City Hall.