The authority chairman, Richard M. Kessel, said there was no surcharge and challenged officials to prove its existence.
Richard M. Kessel, the authority chairman, urged county legislators "to put this matter behind us" by settling the case.
Richard M. Kessel, the authority chairman, declined today to pursue the topic of a takeover.
Peter Kalikow, the authority chairman, had the right idea to open up the bidding.
"The process seems to encourage delay and non-decisions," said Mr. Wilson, the authority chairman.
Peter S. Kalikow, the current authority chairman, said the agreement started as a great deal, with rents at a very inexpensive $13 a square foot.
Judith Stanley, the authority chairman, has pointed out that the parkway has not had a toll increase since it was opened in 1954.
Richard M. Kessel, the authority chairman, has pledged that the new owners would not seek the tax refunds.
He also noted that he is paid $88,000 a year as authority chairman, far less than Mr. Catacosinos made.
Anthony R. Coscia, the authority chairman, said it would consider taking over the development of the Freedom Tower.