Downtown Development Authority Director Liz Swaine talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about comments made by Councilman Willie Bradford prior to the council's vote on the Cross Bayou development, a proposal that the council rejected 4 - 3.

"I was a little bit surprised," says Swaine, referring to remarks made by Bradford insinuating that anyone opposed to the Cross Bayou plan has the same attitude as racists from the Jim Crow era, "But more than surprised, I was saddened."

The DDA boss then tells KEEL listeners the contents of a conversation between the two after Tuesday's meeting.

Swaine also explains the concerns she had regarding the binding "memorandum of understanding" that the council rejected, as well as her - and he organization's - opposition to the billion-dollar-plus proposal.



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