It was with great interest that I read Mayor Rilling’s letter titled “Building purchase will lead to a community center for all,” where the Mayor discussed the role the GGP money has played in the purchase of half of 98 South Main Street, formerly also home to NEON.
While there is still some controversy about whether GGP should have been allowed to remove the mixed use requirement for the mall project, decisions were made resulting in a $3.5 million dollar payment to Norwalk.
The time has come right now for a public and detailed discussion to take place about how that money should be distributed and the decision making process that must take place to assure citizens that plans for its use will take place in public, not behind closed doors with select voices heard.
As a new member of the Council for District B, I ask for your support to assure that an open and thorough discussion will take place as soon as possible, including a public session where the public can offer ideas before any more of that money is spent.
The writer represents District B, which includes much of South Norwalk, on the Common Council.