Insiders are saying a deal is DONE on the baseball stadium in Wilmington. Councilman Kevin O’Grady seems to be the starry eyed one pushing the hardest, but council isn’t happy (so I’m told) with the high dollar amount which is supposed be under $40m from taxpayers. Lawyers are wrapping up the details as of now.
Council may decide to not put the issue on the ballot to save the embarrassment of a taxpayer defeat leading into the 2013 elections, but council hasn’t been known for trying to save taxpayer dollars on anything much less a boondoggle like this.
Prediction, regardless of how bad it looks, council will make us go through the ballot to stop it.
Warning: CAPSTRAT (marketing firm from Raleigh) will be paid an amazing amount of money to convince voters that raising their taxes for this will be a good idea.
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