Good evening, Netizens...
Let us look at the history of Mobius in retrospect for a moment. While the announcement much earlier today that the rocky marriage between the Spokane Park Board and Mobius was ending effective immediately, its failure demonstrates quite clearly the power of the Internet. For, without the groundswell of public dissension and controversy surrounding the Mobius Project, perhaps it would have gone forward, a flawed and dangerous precedent for the City of Spokane.
There were a multitude of questions surrounding not only the lease agreement, which would essentially pose questions of illegal gifting of public lands, but agreements being made in violation of the Open Public Meetings Act.
Were it not for the persistence and research done by a handful of ordinary citizens interested in the truth, the flawed agreement between Mobius and the Spokane Park Board might have moved forward.
This is not to suggest that Mobius is not still viable nor even desireable, no. It is just now that it is free-standing, not bound to the City of Spokane or its Park Board. For a better history and understanding of the issues involved, please read http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/dec/18/mobius-and-city-part-ways/ written by Shawn Vestal of the Spokesman-Review.