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I remember when the secretive "redevelopment commitee" was meeting behind closed doors. Keeping the taxpayers of Harrison in the dark by holding unannounced or short notice council meetings was the norm. Holding council meetings at 12 noon on a monday with short notice was always a good way to skirt the "Sunshine Law", the law designed to keep the taxpayers informed about a towns business.

As it turns out, these secret meetings probably played a part in Harrison's junk bond status. If the idea of borrowing 40+ million had been put to the voters in the form of a referendum, I doubt it would have been received positivly by Harison taxpayers.

Had this happened, I believe the Red Bulls would have purchased the land outright. Then the town would owe 40+ million less and would have a legitimate source of taxes, as opposed to the contentious tax situation the town is in now.

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I remember when the secretive "redevelopment commitee" was meeting behind closed doors. Keeping the taxpayers of Harrison in the dark by holding unannounced or short notice council meetings was the norm. Holding council meetings at 12 noon on a monday with short notice was always a good way to skirt the "Sunshine Law", the law designed to keep the taxpayers informed about a towns business.

As it turns out, these secret meetings probably played a part in Harrison's junk bond status. If the idea of borrowing 40+ million had been put to the voters in the form of a referendum, I doubt it would have been received positivly by Harison taxpayers.

Had this happened, I believe the Red Bulls would have purchased the land outright. Then the town would owe 40+ million less and would have a legitimate source of taxes, as opposed to the contentious tax situation the town is in now.

And when people started to show up, they made it so that no questions were allowed to be asked. You had to put them in writing and they would write back!!!!!!! some would say that secretcy breeds corruption.. Who benefited from those good old boys meetings were the good old boys (McDounagh, Higgins, Castano, Powel, Fife, HCIA) and the developers big time.

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And when people started to show up, they made it so that no questions were allowed to be asked. You had to put them in writing and they would write back!!!!!!! some would say that secretcy breeds corruption.. Who benefited from those good old boys meetings were the good old boys (McDounagh, Higgins, Castano, Powel, Fife, HCIA) and the developers big time.

What a joke? Fife, Castano, Powell. These guys should go to jail..

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