Ok – do you have whiplash, like I do? lol
Karen Goldner submitted a comment to my earlier post regarding the denial for release of information regarding the Harrison Square project. Â The information I requested will now be made available on Monday. Â
The BRE/HC sheet given to the Redevelopment Commission, and the same one I requested to be released, has three parts. Â Budget update on the ballpark, Hardball Capital contributions to-date and speculative information about possible additions/options for the ballpark. Â
When I spoke with Greg Leatherman, Redevelopment Executive Director, shortly before Tuesday’s City Council meeting, he stated that the sheet would not be released because of the speculative information. Â I responded that I totally agreed with that decision, but strongly felt the rest of it should be released as citizens deserved an update. Â Especially, given the fact that BRE/HC has not begun construction on The Harrison, it was even more important for the community to know that they were keeping up that commitment (per a Definitive Agreement). Â Greg responded that I had good points and that it would considered for the next time.
After considering this all week, and receiving the denial letter on Thursday, I decided to take a different approach and ask for the first two pieces of information listed above. Â I also decided to file a complaint with the Indiana Public Access Counselor. Â This morning, I woke up with a terrible headache and cold, thus it didn’t happen as I’d thought. Â
Instead, I woke up to Karen’s comments – which was a good thing to wake up to. Â I am glad the information will be released – and released in a timely fashion. Â Look for a post on Monday concerning the information. Â I really don’t expect any dire news, or surprises, but it should be interesting to know exactly what Hardball Capital has contributed. Â If you wish to read the other posts in this topic, click here.
Chalk one up for the citizens!