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Read the Stadium Rent Dispute Settlement in Full

Some D.C. Council members are criticizing the city's settlement with the Nationals over the team's refusal to pay ballpark rent. They complain that the city is paying $4 million to the team but only getting back $3.5 million. Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles sent the three-page agreement to D.C. Wire yesterday and you can read it here

By David A Nakamura  |  October 21, 2008; 11:46 AM ET
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The language of the agreement makes clear that there were a much broader range of issues in dispute than simply whether the stadium was ready in time.

We are still waiting -- for a fuller explanation from the Lerners, for more disclosure from the District and the Stadium Authority, and better reporting by the Post -- so that the public can make a more informed judgment about what is going on here.

Once again, the parties involved need to be reminded that this is not a private deal, but a public project involving hundreds of millions in public funds, a major development initiative, and a sports franchise that depends upon the public's goodwill for its survival.

Posted by: Meridian | October 21, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

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