Monthly Archives: June 2018

A project still in flux — notes for Mayor & Board meeting

Mr Mayor, Aldermen: This remains a project in flux, still largely undefined nearly two and a half years after the first City-Plamondon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of December 2015. According to the schedule attached as Appendix F to the first … Continue reading

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Why the Board of Aldermen should vote No on the downtown hotel (Unpublished Letter to the Editor FNP)

Soon after he first assumed office as Mayor at the beginning of 2010 Randy McClement committed the City to sponsorship of a downtown hotel. It was to be a $45m, three or four year project — due to open by … Continue reading

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“Black is really white” — Executive Summary misrepresents new MOU on City hotel construction risk

The Executive Summary begins with an Overview reporting supposed revisions to the draft new-MOU for the downtown hotel project made in response to comments at the May 23 Workshop. Bullet points describe revisions claimed to have been made “to address … Continue reading

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City says can’t find records authorizing hotel procurement RFP14J in Feb 2014 — the Cover-Up of the Big Fix

The cover-up of the hotel Big Fix has gotten worse. The City says it cannot find the key records authorizing issuance on February 19, 2014 of the Request for Proposals for the downtown hotel. Known as RFP14J this solicitation was … Continue reading

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