FWIW: Lori Boyer actually told Stephen to behave himself.
Luckily for Stephen, the lawyer and friends unwittingly supported his assertion that the city was being "held hostage".
Stephen's words were strong -- he pointed to a history of neglect of our historic structures by owners and by the city. Schellenburg took offense at the "held hostage" comment, but what else is it?
Of course, Stephen just smiled.
She did! But like a few others, she has so much of my respect and genuine affection that I certainly didnt mind the chide. Lori Boyer has the intelligence and enough taste to be as informal as she likes with me.
After the meeting I realized that I have spent time with Karl Carter Bostwick. He's a genuinely likable fellow, I just think that he is taking a little cynical advice on how to proceed forward on the sale of this property.
To me the standout speakers tonight were Jennifer Hewitt Apperson, Preston Haskell and Carmen Godwin on the historic preservation side, and both Carl and Val Bostwick on the demolition side.