Mayor Don Iveson tight-lipped on Katz office tower report

Mayor Don Iveson has little to say about whether the city will be consolidating its staff in an office tower to be built by the Katz Group in the arena district.
Iveson was a guest on Alberta at Noon with host Donna McElligott on Wednesday 1:39

Mayor Don Iveson has little to say about whether the city will be consolidating its staff in an office tower to be built by the Katz Group in the arena district.

A report in the Edmonton Journal published Wednesday says that the city is working on a deal now with the company owned by Oilers owner Daryl Katz.

Iveson says the city isn't meeting privately with any of the proponents. A recent request for proposals resulted in 14 responses and council is evaluating them now. 

“We're not at a point where we're able to announce the final outcome of the competitive process,” he said.

“But rest assured it has been a competitive process and that value for money is what's driving it and value for money only.”

City staff work in seven or eight different buildings downtown. Iveson believes it would be efficient to have them all work at one location.

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