Interview with Albert Raby

Can you briefly tell me what the summit negotiating process was like?


Well the, the, the initial process of negotiations, around the summit was to submit a list of demands. Ah, the response of the city was to agree to those demands. Ah, but we didn't feel that there was a, a process which guaranteed that, in fact, they would live up to them. And one of the major components of it was a real estate board which could not, in fact, give a clear answer as to what its position was. So that we recommended that we set up committees during a, a ten-week lapse between the two meetings and work on those details. Ah, and we did that and submitted them to the entire summit an agreement that included a great deal of detail as to how each of the components was to carry out their responsibilities.