After Texas AG Swats Down Proposed Samuell Parks Sale, City Attorney Says, "Nuh-Unh."
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To which the City Attorney's Office responds with a stern, Prove it.
On the other side is a letter First Assistant City Attorney Chris Bowers sent to Assistant Attorney General Marsha Acock, in which Bowers -- to whom we spoke about the proposed sale way back on Monday -- refutes most of the AG's office's claims.Bowers also reiterates a point he and Park and Rec officials made when we spoke Monday: Asking the voters to sell the land doesn't mean the city will sell it. Bowers especially takes issue with the AG's claims that the city can't sell the land because it didn't buy it and that it cant part with the property without court approval.
The City needs more park land in certain areas of the City and Dr. Samuell clearly wanted to create parks to be managed by the City's Park Board. Accordingly, if the City were to decide that it wants to use any of the proceeds from the sale of a Samuell park to acquire additional park properties to add to the Trust, the City would need to seek and obtain court permission to modify the Trust before doing so.Jump for the whole missive. City Attorney's Response to AG's Office Re Samuell Park