The discussion by the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority (AURA) board to further subsidize the IRG/Walmart development at Arvada Plaza was secret -- Arvada citizens were not allowed. Why do the AURA board and the city council have so many "executive sessions"? There is a lot of corporate welfare coming out of the city government these days -- it sure looks like they just don't want us to know what kind of 'deals' they are making.
It is time for reform -- it is time for sunshine inside Arvada government's board rooms.
The Arvada government bailout for the private re-development of Arvada Plaza could now be at least $6 million.