I wonder why the secrecy? The city, by all accounts, has a figure they can "live with" - so why not release that number? That would serve two purposes. First it would put public pressure on Mandalanta to meet the city's offer. Second it would assuage the mistrust we have in government and in particular, this city's government.
The pro side will argue that negotiations are still underway but THEY have to remember the city is negotiating with OUR Money so we have a right to know. Saffo et al would do well to exhibit some transparency here. The further along they go without releasing the info the more virulent the reaction will be.
Unless, of course, this is what they REALLY fear?
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