The real issue about the Florida Market (revised)
If this were a contract signed by an agency of the DC Government, it would be illegal.
-- Failure to conduct a competitive bidding process
-- Sole source contract over $1 million
-- Does not comply with other DC Government Contracting regulations
-- Many provisions counter to other DC laws and regulations.
And with DC Government agency contracts, there is an administrative law review system where the contracting process can be challenged.
The question is: Why isn't it illegal when DC City Council passes the same kind of contract as a law?
Furthermore, DC government instrumentalities such as the National Capital Revitalization Corporation and the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation also have detailed and specific contracting guidelines and procedures.
Title II of Bill 16-812 would violate those provisions, were it a contract entered into by either of those organizations.
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