According to the mayor, the State Properties Commission says it will take an act of the legislature to transfer the state-owned, 17-acre Golf and Gardens property to the city. The General Assembly wont meet again until 2010.
Last week the governor, whos chairman of the properties commission, told Mr. Copenhaver and Mr. Ripken he was agreeable to turning the land over so long as the stadium project would move forward.
Mr. Ripkens group, Ripken Baseball, owns the Augusta GreenJackets.
See Sunday's Chronicle for more details on the stadium proposal.