15 million dollars worth of dumb, that's how dumb.
You have to work hard to make the RDA and the gambling developer both mad at you. So Davenport worked hard. Made both of them mad.
The RDA and the developer rewrote the casino agreement, cutting Davenport's share of the take by about 15 million dollars.
The the RDA unanimously approved the deal, despite the Public Display of Anger by the High Lord Mayor of Davenport. A high dudgeon, indeed.
Now Davenport is using the "sue" word, which would most likely send the casino license to Linn County and Cedar Rapids. Those two entities are eager for a license, and have a development group all lined up.
Any bets on how this will turn out?