Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Setting everything up for the turnover to Mayor Scurlock

According to this, the mayor's office is taking the fate of the Six Flags site back into its own hands.  Sort of.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration officially took over future decisions about the old Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans East under an agreement approved Tuesday (May 9) by the economic development board that owns the shuttered 220-acre property.

The New Orleans Industrial Development Board voted unanimously to reject three pending offers to buy the property and instead enter a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Landrieu administration for one year. The Landrieu administration will handle marketing the property and evaluating any proposals, in hopes of finally getting the long-blighted property revived.
I say, sort of, because as we read further we see that the IDB is still responsible for security and maintenance and, apparently, will have the final say on whatever the mayor decides.   At one point in this process, IDB termed a round of bids from potential developers an "insult to the people of New Orleans" Supposedly whatever they've agreed to gives the mayor a heavier thumb on the scale there. Maybe he'll be more forgiving.  We know Mayor Scurlock will, anyway.

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