Thursday, September 5, 2013

What is the City Hiding?

Enquirer reporter Jason Williams broke the story today that the City of Cincinnati is asking Judge Stich to order documents destroyed in an effort to cover up some "embarrassing" information related to the Streetcar project. Read the Enquirer story here.

We wonder: what could be embarrassing about that boondoggle? The constantly increasing pricetag? The questionable legal case they have in the dispute with Duke? Or is it something more nefarious? Is it proof that they've been lying all along? That even the most steadfast of Streetcar Sycophants knows just how badly this project is going to end for Cincinnati's taxpayers?

We also wonder: Who at City Hall knows what's in the document?

We know that the City's attorneys know. We know that Duke's attorneys know. And we know that the judge (the trier of fact in this litigation knows). So ask yourself, who is this document being protected from other than the taxpayers of Cincinnati? And aren't the taxpayers of Cincinnati the ultimate clients of the City's attorneys? Why can't the client know the contents of a document that is supposedly covered by the attorney client privilege?

So what do you think is in the document? Email COAST's legal team with your best guess at and let us know what you think.

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