BY DAVID ASPER JOHNSON
DO WE REALLY WANT THE OLYMPIC GAMES?
City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky did keep his scheduled appearance this week before the Westchester Chamber of Commerce and the councilman’s sharpest comments came as he discussed “the grave reservations” he has about the growing complexity of city involvement in hosting the 1984 Summer Olympic games.
The councilman was bothered by the manner in which city representatives went to recent bargaining talks with the International Olympic Committee in Mexico City.
“We didn’t even take along anyone from the city attorney’s office,” Yarovslavsky complained. “We are talking about a pretty sophisticated group — this IOC group,” the councilman said.
“These are lords, princes and the like,” Yarovslavsky said of the bargaining opponents the city representatives faced. Zev said if he had been in charge, he would have gone to Disney Studios or Universal Studios and “borrowed” one of their top promoters for a year.