“Carlo says this all the time to developers:
“’ You need to show me incentive for this project to fly,’” the Blue Suit recalled. “Not all developers take his bait. I know one that he’s hooked without Carlo having to be a fisherman.“
– The Mayor’s Blue Suit talking with Josh Resnek
By JOSH RESNEK
The Blue Suit and I sipped on Brazilian coffee and ate delicious pastries at Common Ground in the Pioneer apartment building on the Parkway. It was Monday afternoon, about 2:30 p.m. We sat at a table for two off to the side where no one could see us.
A steady stream of customers came and went as we talked.
“You know that article you wrote recently about a proposed 21 story apartment building with a penthouse level bar and restaurant on Spring Street?” the Blue Suit asked me.
“If it is approved – permitted, that is – Carlo makes out like a bandit.”
“How do you figure?” I shot back to the Blue Suit.
“Come on, Josh. You’re supposed to be smart. I can give you $1 million worth of reasons that Carlo will make certain the site is permitted.”
“You mean to say he will be paid to make sure the permitting takes place?” I asked.
“Yes,” the Blue Suit replied. “He won’t want to act too fast and make it look easy, that would cut down on his bouquet.”
“Is he getting a floral display or flowers if the site is permitted?” I joked.
‘What is this bouquet you are talking about?” I asked.Continue reading “— Eye on Everett —”