Bennett, Garcia, Huitt – yay. The rest of the elected officials, tar & feathers.
Kampe thinks the new agreement on the marketing feasibility study will spell out the specifics of Agha’s proposal and allow both parties to move forward. “We need some way to fundamentally break an impasse in terms of action on the site,” he says.
But the vote was a tight 4-3. Councilwoman Lisa Bennett, who joined Mayor Carmelita Garcia and Councilman Robert Huitt in opposition, says the agreement is premature.
While the city’s tentative support encouraged Agha to take the building off the market, he’s disappointed the agreement didn’t get unanimous backing. “Anyone who has the best interests of Pacific Grove in mind will go out of his way to support any healthy project,” he says. “Economically, this project is going to be the best thing ever to happen to Pacific Grove.”
He really means the best thing ever to happen to Nader Agha.