What I can't understand is why the Bulletin continues to play silly word games. "CITY, JUNIPER DEVELOPERS RECONCILE."
It's a little bit like saying after a hard fought divorce, when they finally agree who gets the house, saying that they've reconciled.
KTVZ is a little more to the point: "BEND, TO PAY JUNIPER RIDGE PARTNERS 2.56 MILLION."
Though I would add, right after the word "Pay...OFF"
Anyway, here's where you might think I'd be exorcating (Why doesn't my spell check work, guys. Or my italics. How do I get them back?) the City Council, but no. They had to do it. The original agreement was the mistake, this is just getting out of it. Better 2.56 million now than tens of millions down the road.
This was in the cards the minute they brought in Ron Garzini. It's all about how to get out of this agreement without lawsuits and without looking like complete morons.
The 'master plan' is a fig leaf, unlikely to ever be used except in parts. It's a way for the city to look as if they are at least getting something for their money.
But I suspect the plan itself is pretty much defunct. I know from my own small renovations that if you come up with an overall plan, and try to change just parts of it, the plan will fall apart, and you end up with some kind of Frankenstein monstrosity.
I suspect that Juniper Ridge is going to have a much scaled back and graduated implementation.
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