Thursday, July 18, 2013

Was it thirty pieces of silver for the Port?

We all know the end game.  After 75 days of "studying" the Parking Plot lease, the Port Authority and its powerful Board members from Cincinnati's top businesses will bless the lease as "fair" and "solid," and remove its contingency to terminate the lease.  The outcome is a foregone conclusion according to a script written before the Court of Appeals ever ruled.

But the fight behind the scenes is who will control the $92 million that initially flows in from the Lease deal.

The question -- which we hope to answer from our latest public records requests to the Port -- is what was their price to sell out the very businesses and citizens whose interests they claim to advance?  How much money was their thirty pieces of silver?

We will know soon.

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