September 20, 2012
The Katz Group today issued the following statement by John D. Karvellas, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, in response to Mayor Mandel's invitation for the Katz Group to appear before City Council to discuss the proposed downtown arena and entertainment district:
"While we appreciate the Mayor's invitation, we do not think such a meeting can be productive until we have reduced the outstanding issues. As we have said previously, we remain committed to working constructively with City Administration to reach an agreement and would be pleased to go before Council with Administration to present a comprehensive and mutually supported proposal, or even a proposal with one or two significant issues still to be resolved. Then, Council can review the proposal and either approve or reject it as it sees fit."
John D. Karvellas
Executive Vice President and General Counsel