Thursday, September 11, 2008

Adventures in Urban Redevelopment

The internets are lightning fast, so by now everyone has heard that the URA has accepted Pat Ford's resignation, and will pay out his salary through June of next year.

A reader quipped to me, "Best $90,000 the URA ever spent.

To answer questions elsewhere, my guess is that the URA would have had to hire specialized outside counsel in order to defend itself and the City against whatever allegations they may throw at them.  Not sure what Ford could have done to them, but the nuances of employment law escapes me (and it's probably not the specialty of the URA legal team either) and there seems to be enough of a pretense of a challenge to warrant concern.      

1 comment:

Bram Reichbaum said...

Party pooper.