Williams and Tuohey sign the lease, and Gandhi gives it his blessing: Now all that stands in the way of kicking everyone out of the stadium footprint, breaking ground, and naming an owner is today's vote by the city council. Washington Post seems to make this out to be a mere formality, but any time you get the DC Council in the same room, anything can happen, so don't be surprised if something gets screwed up.
No additional council action is needed to seal the lease agreement. The council is scheduled to vote today on legislation to reaffirm the spending cap as well as a separate contract with Clark Construction to build the stadium for a maximum guaranteed price. Council Chairman Linda W. Cropp (D) predicted that both bills would easily win a seven-vote majority. (via Washington Post, 3/07/2006)