The city of Hartford has executed agreements with the developer of a baseball stadium and the owner of the minor league New Britain Rock Cats, according to bond documents provided to investors.
But you can’t see them -- not yet, anyway.
Last week, we asked the city to see any executed agreements between it and either the developer, DoNo Hartford LLC, or the team owner, Connecticut Double Play LLC. The city denied that request, saying it was holding the documents "in escrow until all negotiations are resolved." Typically, executed contract documents are not exempt from disclosure. (A clarification: We formally asked to inspect the documents with the developer; we only inquired as to the status of the agreements with the team's owners. We got no response on the latter.)