2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 14:41:21 -0500 (EST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Setback for "Oz" at Sunflower
The DeSoto Explorer

Oz vote deadlocked 

By Elvyn Jones 

Thursday, November 9, 2000 

Uncertainty and reassessment were the watch words after the Johnson
County Commission failed to approve Oz Entertainment Company's $861
million redevelopment plan for the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

"There's a lot of uncertainty that resulted from (Monday's) vote,"
Commissioner George Gross said. "I don't think anybody knows what's
going to happen.

"Oz has too much invested ($25 million) to walk away."

Gross and Commissioner Doug Wood twice voted to approve the plan Monday.
They were opposed by commissioners Johnna Lingle and Annabeth Surbaugh.
A motion by Lingle to deny the proposal resulted in the same 2-2 vote.

The commission's failure to approve the proposal was a setback to Oz
because the county must OK the redevelopment plan before the state can
approve a package of sales and property tax bonds that would finance the
proposed Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park and Resort.

See http://www.desotoexplorer.com/section/frontpagelead/story/589 for
the entire story.


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/968-1126

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