Buried in Thursday's Post: "Cropp Proposes 'Compromise' on D.C. Stadium
." In a letter to Mayor Bow Tie, "Cropp listed 10 provisions that she said would ensure that at least seven of the council's 13 members would vote to approve a critical stadium lease deal. The key provision would be a guarantee that the city's costs for the project would be capped at the $535 million the council approved last year, plus $54 million in bond financing fees. Any additional costs would have to be covered by the league, the owner of the Washington Nationals or private developers, Cropp wrote. Furthermore, the council expects Major League Baseball to select a local group to own the Nationals and wants more community benefits -- such as free tickets for disadvantaged youth -- added in the lease agreement, she said. Cropp said her letter represents the cumulative wish list of at least seven council members." I'm sure MLB will be thrilled with the idea of the city council dictating who the new owner should be. The rest of the article discusses the Mayor's positive reaction to the letter, and the progress being made on the various fronts. Also, the Post article mentions briefly what Thursday's WashTimes "Council plans to meet lawyer
" article focuses on: "Members of the D.C. Council plan to meet today with an attorney specializing in high-level stadium negotiations in the hopes of ending a dispute with Major League Baseball over a lease for the Washington Nationals' new ballpark in Southeast."