I emailed Pete Kremen and the County Council for clarification on what’s going on, especially re: (whatever it was) that the LIBC approved. It’s all very confusing.
Pete called and said that the County has requested several important changes to the lease that was published earlier in July and that the lease is not yet settled. He also said that he doesn’t know exactly what the LIBC approved (though Sam Crawford might know) and that the LIBC’s press release was issued unilaterally. From his perspective, Jared Paben’s Herald report was correct that County lawyer Dan Gibson is still working on details for a presumably revised agreement to be introduced to the Council on August 9.
Then, there will be about a month for additional citizen and government review before the Council’s next meeting and possible vote in September.
I haven’t heard anything yet from Sam Crawford or other Council members. If anyone does, please share what you learn via a comment to this post so that we all can be as well informed as possible.