According to some city council leaders, they are.
That’s according to a Wednesday post in the AJC, where some council members say they’re being left out in the cold on major real estate questions like Underground Atlanta, the Civic Center … as well as that other little piece of property called Turner Field.
Councilwoman Felicia Moore says the council is simply being used to rubberstamp Reed’s plans. Michael Bond opposes Reed’s plans to sell the Civic Center, saying he wants a public debate over what to do with the property. And Howard Shook really isn’t sure what role the council should play when it comes real estate deals anyway.
Things apparently came to a head on Monday, during the council vote on approving the transfer of Civic Center to Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, which will oversee bids to sell and redevelop the property.