Redevelopment Commission agenda – 1/19/2010

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The Redevelopment Commission meets Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 4 pm in the Commissioner’s Courtroom on the second floor of the City-County Building.

The agenda may be downloaded here.

Bids will be opened for construction of the Robert Goldstine pedestrian bridge.  This will be the bridge between the Embassy Theatre and Courtyard by Marriott Hotel which is currently under construction.  Labeled as a deal breaker when first announced, expect a lot of public scrutiny over this controversial aspect of the project.  The City, according to agreements in 2007, is responsible for the construction of the bridge.  The bridge will abut, but not be physically tied into the Embassy Theatre.  Part of the controversy has been the limited access to the bridge that will be imposed by Courtyard once the project is completed.  The limitations result from security concerns.  Note this is only a bid opening – awarding of the contract will not take place until a later date, probably to be announced Tuesday.

Also on the agenda:

Resolution 2009-01
Approving a contract for legal services with Carson Boxberger

This is for the services of the Redevelopment Commission’s Attorney, John Wernet and other attorneys in the Carson Boxberger Firm if needed.  The hourly rate over the last four years has been:

2006 – $155
2007 – $165
2008  – $175
2009 – $175

I do not have the proposed rate for 2010.

I am planning on blogging live from the meeting.

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