Since August, Mayor Noam Bramson has defended his one-sided approach to the Good Profit proposal for the New Rochelle Armory on the grounds that there was some sort of sanctity to "process", referring to the RFP process for the adaptive reuse of the New Rochelle Armory. At the last Citizens to be Heard meeting in October, the Mayor lectured the audience for 15 minutes on the supposed sanctity of process to explain why he would not allow the proponents of the Veterans Performing Arts Center to make a presentation in September before the City Council made an "unofficial" vote to move forward with Good Profit. As late as November 1st, the Mayor told the City Council that Good Profit was unable to move forward with an MOU because email was down to Hurricane Sandy.
Tonight, the Mayor is proposing to move forward with Good Profit on the basis of a so-called "Letter of Agreement".
UPDATE: The Council held off consideration of the Good Profit deal until next week.
This raises a number of questions:
- What is the legal difference between an MOU and an LOA?