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County Supervisors agreed Tuesday to wait one more week before deciding whether to cancel the county’s contract with a developer who wants to build on two parking lots flanking the County Administration Center.

The board voted 3-1, with Susan Golding dissenting and George Bailey absent, to allow Harbor Square Associates the chance to explain next week why it has failed to pay $25,000 owed the county since March.

The board voted May 7 to require that the payment be made within 30 days. That deadline passed June 7, and Harbor Square officials say they have no intention of making the payment.

The money is owed the county as part of the developers’ option to lease the land in order to build a complex of offices, restaurants, shops and a hotel.

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The developers say they should not be required to pay until the San Diego City Council states clearly what kind of project would gain its approval. The council rejected Harbor Square’s latest plans for the land March 26.


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