Up or Down, Yay or Nay
Mayor Lane came out strongly in favor of a public vote on the DDC near the end of the 2016 Mayoral Race, and has remained committed to that position in all his statements.
Lane made an accidental, but critical, typo in a response to a voter on Tuesday. He said of a vote: “It is legally inappropriately presented as a legislative matter.”
He intended to say “It is legally AND appropriately“.
This email quickly reached one of our editors, and by the next day Lane’s office had received numerous complaints from the community. We appreciate the clarification about the typo provided by Lane’s Chief of Staff Rachel Smetana, and empathize with Lane’s autocorrect woes.
The viral reaction shows that voters still aren’t comfortable that Lane will deliver on his campaign promise. Lane’s proposal at the 9-26 workstudy was a convoluted rock\hard place option, where voters were forced to allow the DDC and block future development, or take no action. Lane didn’t lead, he didn’t solve, and his above promise has been removed from the internet — you must go to the web archives to find it.
What is Lane waiting for? The voters don’t want it, its $60,000,000 or more in new debt and continued taxes, $5,000,000 a year in expenses to the citizens, many of Lane’s strongest supporters around Westworld would be damaged by the DDC, the ongoing gridlock and legal challenges are a black eye to the City.