This meeting will hope to organize an effort to put forth some specific goals of the community that they wish to see implemented as the direction of the property redevelopment moves forward.
This will be like herding cats.
There are probably a hundred different issues that someone will want to address. The problem is, none of those people are the owner. The owner has his hands full with a massive lawsuit that will play a major role in what he decides to do with his property. In his absence, the ECCHO leaders want to start building a consensus so when the discussions with him start, assuming they do, they will be able to present a fair and balanced representation of how the locals can be attracted to sign off on any eventual plan.
Because the court issue is so vital to Mr. Schlesinger's ultimate decision, it may be a fair amount of time before the cats get fed. Therefore, it is very important that our City Government stay engaged and supportive, because in the end, no matter what a Judge decides, it will be the ultimate arbiter.