Dennis Archer, the former mayor of Detroit who has stadium-building experience (Comerica Park and Ford Field in Detroit) and is reportedly a longtime political ally of Anthony Williams, will serve as mediator in the dispute between DC and MLB.
"It's good news that Dennis Archer has agreed to help the District with this process. We are fortunate to have someone of his stature involved. My hope is that our ongoing talks with D.C. Council members will continue to bear fruit." (Anthony Williams, via Washington Post 1/18/2006)
"We need to find a way to get the (D.C. Council) to honor the commitment it made to get a stadium built...I am guardedly optimistic that we can find a way to get it done." (Bob Dupuy, via Yahoo Sports 1/17/2006)