The City has now narrowed down the negotiation process to a single candidate to negotiate the Master Developer agreement for Phase 1 of the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project: Lennar.
Many residents have put a great deal of time and energy into the process: reading reports, attending relevant meetings of the Community Advisory Committee and City Council, making public comments, and asking questions. I have been one of those residents, and have also learned a great deal by listening carefully to what others have said.
I think the appropriate role of the City – both staff and officials – is quasi-adversarial with respect to the developer. There is a tension of interests between City and developer, and it is the City’s job to advocate not a prospective or actual developer’s interests, but those of Concord residents. If elected, I will work to amplify the voices of engaged Concord residents, and do my best to see that the remaining part of the process is controlled by the City and its residents, and not by the developer.