This week’s Austin Chronicle included a story by Kathrine Gregor, "Developing Stories, A Public-Private Northcross?", that talks about Jennifer Kim’s efforts to pursue a public-private partnership for development of Northcross.  She’s not having much success getting other councilmembers to sign on but the article is revealing in regards to councilmembers’ worry about being individually sued by Wal-Mart if they were to interfere with the development. Something is not right if your city council cannot look after the interest of it’s citizenry because they fear being sued. I encourage you read it.