The railroad/city story continues to get worse.
An article in the Times recently told us that the railroad maintains that the city never “filled out a form” or scheduled a meeting with the railroad to discuss the land sale.
It’s hard to understand how the city can object to the form–after all they make us sign up just to speak to city council.
According to the article the city never told the railroad what they wanted the land for. The city attorney was quoted as saying “The end use does not matter–terms of the sale were the same”.
Anyone with half of a brain knows that if you are going to sell land and thus create a next door neighbor you will find it important to know what the land will be used for.
One of the west side city representatives evidently said that the city has recordings and emails that prove the city did reach out to the railroad.
The city is saying is that they need time to compile the records.
If the city representative has identified the recordings and emails it seems to us that those records could be released immediately.
We deserve better