He could publicly say that "this $100 million project is important to creating jobs and economic opportunity in Madison."
He could publicly say that "for the Landmarks Commission to engage in a six week academic exercise that even its chair guarantees will go nowhere is just not acceptable during these economic times."
He could publicly say "this kind of insular behavior will scare off the good projects like University Crossing that we so desperately need right now." (You do remember that Soglin has been saying in every microphone he can stand in front of over the past four months that we are in a fiscal crisis, don't you?)
What's the point if nothing needs to be said?
The Landmarks Commission hearing is on 9/19. The issue comes to the council on 10/4. So the hearing doesn't in and of itself push anything back. And Stu has gone on the record saying it is unlikely this would get landmark status. So...what's the issue?