Just so you still understand my position........... If I were King of Rowlett, I would be embroiled in the damnest fist fight with the developers you ever saw. I would have their lawyers, dressed in their $1000 suits, working overtime. I would make sure their cost meter was running at full out maximum. If there was a written contract favoring Rowlett, the fight would be short. If there is no written contract, first why not, then file for enforcement of the unwritten contract with ALL of Rowlett.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that a "deal" was made. If it wasn't made between the developers and Rowlett's "officialdom," it was certainly made between the developers and the Rowlett citizens. The "deal" with Rowlett citizenry was not written down, but it was certainly represented and ballyhooed all over the DFW media, understood by all the citizens, and accepted by the citizens. The citizens understood that their tax dollars were going to be spent to enhance and improve the landholdings and increase the capital of the Bayside owners. In return, the citizens expected the Bayside owners to honor their commitment to improve the property in accordance with representations they made. The citizens of Rowlett wanted what was promised because it eventually increases the tax base, and it created a positive image for Rowlett. Folks, that's the necessary consideration that all contracts need.
I don't like being lied to, or taken for a fool. If you want a fight out of me, do either. A business policy of "bait and switch" is an excellent way to do it. It wouldn't take me more than a few days to engage in a legal battle that would eventually cost the developers far more than it ever would Rowlett. Rowlett's got the hammer. Use it.
This thing has class action law suit written all over it........or some important information is not being shared with the citizens. If that is the case, some other remedies are in order. A lot of other remedies.
I think the amount requested by the Rowlett lawsuit should be $31.5 million. After winning the suit because of a clear violation of the representations, we should accept payment to satisfy the judgement by the developers deeding over the Bayside property. Then, we will do it the way it was intended.
Wanna fight? I've got one in mind.