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City Council Rips Into Amazon in First Oversight Hearing, Questions Public and Private Gains
City Council Rips Into Amazon in First Oversight Hearing, Questions Public and Private Gains

Dec. 12, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Amazon faced a litany of hard questions and criticism from the City Council during its first oversight hearing held earlier today that aimed to uncover how the tech giant’s controversial headquarters deal between the city and state came to be.

The hearing, attended by Amazon executives and representatives from the city and state, saw tense exchanges and fiery comments at times from legislators, who insisted that the campus project should be moving through the city’s land use review process as opposed to the state-run plan.

They also questioned the public gains that the company, along with city and state, is promoting as part of the deal, like improvements in area infrastructure and new initiatives to bolster local workforce development.

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