Parkside: Reference Guide, June EditionBy
For those of you new to the suspicious Parkside land deal, here are some handy links:
The Parkside Files: 299 pages of FOIA documents from the City and County pertaining to the deal
The Parkside Players: A work in progress listing the individuals and groups involved
Parkside corporate blog: A sophmoric but entertaining effort from an anonymous blogger at Parkside, LLC
Parkside Truthiness: A satire of the above from an anonymous blogger at Snarkside, LLC. Very funny, and with more facts than the corporate blog.
Pack Square Conservancy’s Reasons For Opposing The Building: Addressing design flaws and violations of the PSC Guidelines agreed to by the County, City, and PSC.
The Mountain Xpress cover story on the deal.
For a list of posts here at Scrutiny Hooligans on the enterprise and a quick cut’n'paste list of email addresses for the County Commission and City Council, jump into Read the Rest…
The Time Is Now – Regarding the June, 3, 2008 County Commission meeting during which Stewart Coleman sought a new Owners Affadavit.
With Whom Will Peterson and Stanley Side? – Regarding the political loyalties at play in the debate.
Coleman’s Self-Inflicted Wound Sends Him Back To County – Regarding how Stewart Coleman forced a return to the County Commission when he avoided presenting his building to City Council.
Take Action – County and Coleman Hope To Avoid Responsibility – Regarding the Owner’s Affadavit.
Commissioner Gantt Gets It – An email from David Gantt regarding the County Commission’s responsibility in the matter.
Flippant Coleman Lies About Opposition – Regarding Stewart Coleman’s disrespectful and dishonest jab at his opposition.
Coleman Downsizes – Regarding shrinking the building to avoid Council review.
A View Askew – Regarding the altered “view corridor” drawings.
Satirized – Regarding a website satirizing Coleman’s corporate blog.
“Public Forever” – A photo of the Pack deed.
The Great Negotiators, Part II – Regarding the County’s buyback offers.
On The Radio – Coleman and Tom Israel appear on Matt Mittan’s Take A Stand.
Incorrect and Wanting a Handout – Regarding the Countys buyback offers.
Time To Say Something – Advocating people write Letters To The Editor.
Coleman and County Teamed Up Against the Conservancy – Regarding the County’s enmity towards the Conservancy over Parkside.
The Great Negotiators – Regarding the County’s buyback efforts.
â€œPublic Foreverâ€ or Forever Lost? – Regarding an A/B Pi Resolution seeking an investigation of the land deal and reacquisition of the park land.
Time To Pay Attention – A heads-up that this thing was about to get CRAZY!
Endgame? – The first whispers of a buyback effort.
On The Ground – Report from the April 2, 2008 Planning and Zoning Committee.
Coleman Needed Four Votes, He Got Three – On the April 2, 2008 Planning and Zoning Committee.
Since Calling For Someone Else To Investigate Doesnâ€™t Seem To Be Working – A copy of the Freedom of Information Act request.
The Parkside Follies Come to the P&Z – A preview of the meeting.
More Questions Arise – Early questions about the land deal and government misfeasance.
Thought Experiment – Parkside Edition – An absurd list of things that would have to be true in order to de-stink this land deal.
Bothwell: Bill Stanley â€œCertainly Knewâ€ He Was Selling The Park – Report from a Democratic Candidates’ Forum in Black Mountain
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