Saturday, October 15, 2005

Five Minutes To Midnight

We're not to armageddon yet, but the four horsemen are shoeing their horses.

DC CFO Natwar Gandhi has asked the Council to reopen the ballpark legislation to make several technical corrections. Those corrections will enable the city to get a fair bond price.

Unfortunately, with many new anti-stadium members on the council, all hell could break loose:
Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large), who joined the council after the stadium deal had been approved, said he would seek to reopen the debate if given an opportunity.

"If we're looking at amendments, maybe we need to look at other things," Brown said. "Baseball's great; I love baseball. I'm not interested in holding up a project that would cost millions to D.C. taxpayers down the road. But I am interes ted if there's a way to reduce the amount of public financing. I'm all for that."

I'll have a little more later. But for now, this doesn't look good.


  • The only comforting thought is the mention that mlb polled potential owners, and two said a new stadium at the rfk site wouldn't be a deal killer. I think moving the site to RFK would buy at least a couple of council votes, so there's no reason to lose bowel control yet.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/15/2005 1:44 PM  

  • Great title.

    By Blogger WFY, at 10/16/2005 2:35 PM  

  • I thought Kwame Brown was traded to the Lakers.

    By Blogger DM, at 10/16/2005 10:55 PM  

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