The Journal Star recently published the following quote regarding the Wonderful Development:
“The developer doesn’t need a reminder from the council of the hard deadline in place,” Mayor Jim Ardis said. “He knows he has to deal with any obstacles and put us in a position to close by the end of the month. That won’t change.”
Did you see that? This latest deadline is different than all the previous deadlines. This one is a hard deadline. We really mean business this time! No more of those phony deadlines of the past three and a half years! This is a hard deadline. Do you hear me, Mr. Matthews? HARD!
It is to laugh. Does anyone really believe this? It’s like that old Bugs Bunny cartoon: