Council Tuesday released this statement:
13.3 Contractual Matter – Concert UpdateI didn't immediately report this because I wanted clarification as to how the $38,000 figure was arrived at. I dutifully called City Hall Wednesday morning to ask, was promised a response, but have heard nothing back. This is, I'd add, precisely why I was incorrect in my previous reporting: the city bureaucracy is treating the concert scandal as some sort of state secret; without firm information in hand, the best we can do is make informed guesses as to what's going on.
That Halifax Regional Council approve the settlement with Harold MacKay and any related companies which provides for:
(a) the payment of $38,000.00 in satisfaction of the Municipality’s claim for recovery of funds advanced in respect of concerts on the Common; and in addition
(b) the payment of the cost of policies services provided for the Metallica concert on the Garrison Grounds.
It is further recommended that this report be released to the public following Council’s ratification of the recommendation.