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The following quote is from a comment post that was made by Ella Johnson Watson, the Director of Communications for the Office of Mayor Winnecke. We call upon our readers to make their own conclusions with respect to whether or not the report was corrupted and upon the 15 members of the Roberts Stadium Task Force to offer their own opinions on the contents of the report and the way it was made public.
“The page was drafted as a summary by Task Force Chairman Larry Steinberg. It was added to the report and presented to Task Force sub-committee coordinators. Larry sent an email to all Task Force members on April 19 thanking them for their work. “I sent an electronic copy of the report to each sub-committee coordinator and to Steve Schaefer. If you wish to review the report, you can do so by contacting one of them and arranging time. It is my plan to submit the report to the Mayor on Friday afternoon to make his deadline.” Larry did not receive any comments from Task Force members about the “General Conclusions” page before the report was submitted to Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.”
The City County Obserever would like to thank and congratulate Jordan Baer and City Councilwoman Stephanie Riley for having the courage to come forward and challenge page 13 as it should have been challenged. We also thank the other three members of the task force who confidentially have communicated the same message. These task force members are a great example for pointing out flaws in communications where public dollars are at stake.
Perhaps the four members of the Evansville City Council who opposed the Earthcare Energy deal will follow this lead and make the information they now have that was either ignored or oppressed prior to the vote to make a $4.8 Million loan was shoved through under threat of withdrawal.
Link to Task Force Report