"was cynical and skeptical about whether or not this project could actually succeed. Many are. But...his cynicism and skepticism has no place in the analysis of whether or not the statutory requirements necessary to go forward with this have been met."
"What are you trying to protect against? What is the danger here?.... This is not a handout subsidy. It's a reimbursement. Nobody gets a single time until you do the work to the satisfaction of the city."
"I represent people who've been harmed. And the blinders of our opponents to their loss is somewhat startling. It's undisputed in the record that Mz Nelson's house had a lower value because it was blighted by this ordinance. So who is harmed? My client is harmed!"
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