I went over some issues regarding El Portal -- the city's property next to Bridge 1 that's currently leased to the Khaledis. I managed to get some information from several sources, but was waiting on proof of the actual rent payments. A city employee at the legal department emailed me some copies of the checks that the city received from the Khaledi group.
Initially I got three check copies. I thought it was the initial batch and the rest (first payment was made in April 2009) would be forthcoming. But I had to email them again to remind them to send the rest but I never got a response. I finally called and the lady told me that this was all they had.
I was dumbstruck. I asked her if this has been all they've paid and she didn't really offer up a response. She offered to send me a list of the payments received but I had something to that effect already.
I don't know about this. They can send me a detailed statement showing that payments were allegedly made but they don't have copies of the actual checks. Have they (Khaledis) actually been making payments? I can't tell.
And why does it show that they made a payment on 06/09/10 but there's a 09/10 CR right next to it? Are they being credited for September already? ??????