From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
In a close vote, the City Council’s Contracts Committee preliminarily blessed a New York-based developer’s $400 million vision for a pair of historic downtown theaters–but only after meeting behind closed doors to view a pair of rejected proposals.
In fact economic development staff had to temporarily leave Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall and rush to their downtown offices to collect the paperwork on the three bids. Council members threatened to table a vote and the scheduling of a public hearing until more information on Exact Capitol and its two, unnamed competitors was provided.
“If you want our vote on a project we should have the right to look at what is submitted,” Councilwoman Eneida Martinez said.
Full story here.