Business Journal: Group Challenges Railyard Deal
A group of Sacramento business leaders and property owners are challenging the city’s approval of the railyard project.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Sacramento City Council made decisions regarding the high-profile railyard project during “secret meetings” and violated the open-meetings law, often referred to as the Brown Act, according to a letter sent Tuesday to Mayor Heather Fargo. The group – which includes K Street property owner Mohammed Mohanna, Sacramento Citizens for Property Justice and the Train Riders Association of California – alleges that Fargo and city councilmembers Steve Cohn, Ray Tretheway and Rob Fong met as a subcommittee without public notice to discuss downtown development for more than two years, including The Railyards. The group’s allegations are “fabrications…and totally groundless,” Sacramento city attorney Eileen Teichert said Tuesday. The city has 30 days to respond to the letter.