At least two Council people, Raul deJesus and David MacDonald expressed concerns about the legality of the land deal and whether it was proper.
Numerous documents and opinions will show that it most likely was not completed in accordance with State statutes, but as Councilman deJesus pressed on with his insistence and need to feel comfortable with his decision on the manner, both Deputy Corporation Counsel and Corporation Counsel Saundra Kee-Borges both seemed to joke about Councilman DeJesus's mental stability and wrote back and forth about it in the e-mail below.
After DeJesus stopped by the office of Deputy Corporation Counsel L. John vanNorden, Van Norden fired off an e-mail to his boss corporation Counsel Saundra Kee-Borges he expressed his frustration with DeJesus's insistence for documents, which apparently Van Norden thought were trivial.
Kee- Borges replied to Van Norden, "OMG" which for those not e-mail or text savvy, is known to mean "Oh My God". The VanNorden replied back within minutes to Kee-Borges "Seriously! Is he unstable? I mean this is monomaniacal". Kee-Borges replises 2 minutes later "I think he has problems" Van Norden's response eight minutes later was in reference to deJesus suffering from mental illness was "Apparently. This is obsessive".
Since when has a Councilperson doing his due diligence before a vote become a sign of mental illness. Maybe the stability of two City attorneys actually putting something like this in writing for public view and drawing the mental stability of someone who is their boss as a member of the Corporation's Board of Directors should be questioned.
I don't always agree with MacDonald or DeJesus, but I do commend them for standing strong when the stink gets too strong to ignore