City Administrator Neil Albert claims that we’ll “never get anything done in this city,” thanks to new changes in the approval of land disposition agreements.
But the adjustments just seem to ask for more openness and transparency from the beginning when it comes to developers’ side of the bargain. How bad could that be? Judge for yourself. The Washington Business Journal reports:
“[Kwame Brown], D-at large, said the changes will require developers in public-private partnerships to provide more information earlier on in the land disposition agreement process. That means they would have to provide final documentation on how they will hire D.C. residents, partner with small D.C. businesses and provide community benefits packages at the time the city considers legislation — not when developers come to final terms with the city. It would also require any changes to deals be approved by the council.