10:44 - Everyone is starting to assemble. Cats president Scott Mitchell just walked in, as did facilitator Michael Fenn. John Dolbec and Richard Koroscil from the Chamber of Commerce are also here.
10:51 - City Manager Chris Murray kicked things off with a brief introduction about today's meeting. "The reason why we're here is to hear from Michael, his summation of the process, and where we are going forward," he said.
10:52 - Michael Fenn is starting to discuss his report. He's congratulating all sides for their cooperation, with special shoutouts going to Chris Murray, the city's Pan Am head honcho David Adames, the mayor, and even the media for respecting the process.
11:02 - Fenn has finished up what was a very brief presentation. Sam Merulla is asking Fenn about some of the financial commitments made by the TiCats yesterday - but he was just shut down by the mayor. Eisenberger says he wants to keep council focused on Fenn's report for the time being.
11:08 - Lloyd Ferguson says he's relieved about the TiCats money. "I felt a huge sign of relief coming out of the city this morning. We made a quantum step."
11:10 - Chris Murray says the Pan Am HostCo has okayed going forward with two sites today and choosing one by August 12. HostCo originally set a deadline of July 9.
11:15 - Bernie Morelli also seems to be drifting from west harbour. "From my perspective, we're moving in the right direction," he said of Fenn's report.
11:19 - My colleague John Kernaghan was just emailed a statement from Ian Troop, the CEO of the Pan Am Games: “We’re encouraged. We know that Mr. Fenn, the City and the Ticats have come a long way in reaching common ground. The essential next step in the process is Hamilton council’s review. Once the City has this and can come to us with specific direction, we’ll be able to offer our perspective. Until then, I will not speculate or pre-suppose what the City will come to us with.?
11:27 - Fenn says he's already talked to executives from the ORC (the province's real estate agency that owns the east mountain land) about the potential stadium site.
11:41 - Councillors are still asking questions about Fenn's report. No real fireworks yet.
11:49 - According to Chris Murray, Scott Mitchell said he wants to sit down with city staff and go over the offers in Bob Young's letter as soon as possible.