From Mayor Hayward: “The City’s position has not changed. The City is not backing down. I am pleased that Mr. Merrill and Mr. Russenberger have now agreed that there are legitimate issues which exist related to the Pitt Slip lease. Now, because of the agreement, we are able to have an informed discussion. This is a substantial move forward, one which I hope will result in a resolution of this matter. I intend to resolve this matter in the interest of the tax payer.”
Russenberger and Merrill were ready to meet with Mayor Hayward on Monday. They had spent days getting their documents together. The mayor was a no show.