The City Admits Design is Disappointing
A live-tweet reporting of the City Council meeting on April 3, 2017, in which City Council considered giving a Public Subsidy to the KHP project.
Note: All statements are paraphrases captured live, not word-for-word quotes.
BACKGROUND: As part of its original submittal in 2013, KHP proposed to pay to the City a required lease payment of at least $300,000 per year. KHP is now requesting two economic subsidies:
- No lease payments for the land and the YWCA building, and
- No charge for parking. (City to dedicate 136 parking spaces out of its existing garages, for free.)
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Grab your picnic baskets, your friends, and family, and Celebrate our beautiful civic center! The City Manager says the parkland is "Surplus Property" and is pressuring the City Council to give it away and erect a 6-story hotel with is rear facing City Hall. Come enjoy this "surplus" park and hear an update about how we can save the parkland, the Julia Morgan YWCA, and our Civic Center.