(CBS) — Mayor Emanuel — reacting to the latest move by the Friends of the Parks on the Lucas Museum — says it’s time the group stopped “negotiating among themselves.”
In the latest demand from the Friends of the Parks, the organization reportedly wants 5 percent of all revenue from the Lucas Museum to go to neighborhood parks.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
In exchange, the organization would drop its objection to the Lucas Museum going where McCormick Place East is now.READ MORE: Chicago Park District Hosts Polar Adventure Days At Northerly Island
Mayor Emanuel has some words for the Friends of the Parks:
“Stop negotiating inside your board, making up differences. Because George Lucas, right now – while the clock is ticking and the sand is running through the clock … is now in discussions with other cities on the West Coast. And you could cost Chicago a significant educational and economic opportunity.”MORE NEWS: Northwestern Medicine Study Gives Clues About How Long COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger
He didn’t elaborate. The mayor made his comments to reporters Monday after speaking at the groundbreaking for Nobu, a hotel and restaurant in which actor Robert De Niro is a partner.