The Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) is in the process of being turned over to the City of Concord for reuse and development of the space. The City of Concord and the City Council were in the process of picking a developer for the massive project, when one of the two finalists asked for an investigation into the other finalist’s practices. You can find more information in the CNWS Archives on this subject.
Tonight, the City Council will be hearing a report from the special investigator appointed to see if one of the developers is guilty of improper lobbying or if anyone at the City acted improperly.
Meanwhile the Contra Costa Times has published a couple of interesting articles related to the CNWS.
- Concord pulled recommendation for weapons station developer
- Guy Bjerke initially passed over to lead Concord weapons station project
As well, the Contra Costa Times has now published an editorial requesting that the report from the Special Investigator be made public: Contra Costa Times editorial: Backroom politics erode confidence in Concord Naval Weapons Station planning
The Contra Costa Bee has published online some of its findings relating to the development of CNWS:
Concord Mayor’s campaign advisors pressured City Attorney for critical vote
Thankfully, in the United States of America people are “innocent until proven guilty”. It will be interesting to see the outcome of the Special Investigation and how the developer is finally chosen. Hopefully, it has only the appearance of “polotics as usual” and not the substance.
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