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Old 04-01-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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I wondered if they would get in trouble for this because public business is supposed to be well... public. The Mayor & City Council voted and struck a deal with the Panthers in secret to give them 100s of millions in tax $s.
"The mayor and city council have grown increasingly arrogant in handling public business behind closed doors. They now seek a major tax hike as if it were some private matter"
Attorney to file motion against city for $1.4M over Panthers... | www.wsoctv.com
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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Give the damn stadium the improvements and stop all of this ridiculous non-sense. It's ruining Charlotte's reputation.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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Give the damn stadium the improvements and stop all of this ridiculous non-sense. It's ruining Charlotte's reputation.
Secret deals ruin Reputations!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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Give the damn stadium the improvements and stop all of this ridiculous non-sense. It's ruining Charlotte's reputation.
How could protesting tax money going to a millionaire for improvements on a private building be ruining Charlotte's reputation?

This post made me laugh out loud, fer shur.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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I wondered if they would get in trouble for this because public business is supposed to be well... public. The Mayor & City Council voted and struck a deal with the Panthers in secret to give them 100s of millions in tax $s.
"The mayor and city council have grown increasingly arrogant in handling public business behind closed doors. They now seek a major tax hike as if it were some private matter"
Attorney to file motion against city for $1.4M over Panthers... | www.wsoctv.com
For this issue to be "over", you keep bringing it up. This lawsuit is very similar to the ones Jerry Reese filed over the ballpark, no news here unless you want to see something. My guess is that based on precedent, the judge will throw this out. But, these guys should be held liable for causing the city to fight a baseless lawsuit, I don't want my tax dollars paying attorneys so some clown attorney can get on TV.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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For this issue to be "over", you keep bringing it up. This lawsuit is very similar to the ones Jerry Reese filed over the ballpark, no news here unless you want to see something. My guess is that based on precedent, the judge will throw this out. But, these guys should be held liable for causing the city to fight a baseless lawsuit, I don't want my tax dollars paying attorneys so some clown attorney can get on TV.
If there were "secret meetings," and that can be proved, then the parties involved should be held accountable. I don't think that is a matter of a frivolous lawsuit at all.

Of course, I haven't read the lawsuit . . . but seems to me this isn't "baseless."

It is not unheard of for news organizations to sue over this very thing, actually, i.e. closed meeting, sunshine law, and so forth.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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How could protesting tax money going to a millionaire for improvements on a private building be ruining Charlotte's reputation?

This post made me laugh out loud, fer shur.
In my opinion, Charlotte needs to pay for the stadium. Other cities like Atlanta would have no problem doing this.

A city being sued because of a reason leading back to the city not wanting to pay for stadium improvements is ridiculous and it's making Charlotte look bad.

LOL.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:19 PM
 
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In my opinion, Charlotte needs to pay for the stadium. Other cities like Atlanta would have no problem doing this.

A city being sued because of a reason leading back to the city not wanting to pay for stadium improvements is ridiculous and it's making Charlotte look bad.

LOL.
Should we allow our politicians to do everything behind closed doors - or just stadium deals?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 PM
 
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In my opinion, Charlotte needs to pay for the stadium. Other cities like Atlanta would have no problem doing this.

A city being sued because of a reason leading back to the city not wanting to pay for stadium improvements is ridiculous and it's making Charlotte look bad.

LOL.
Jerry?
Jerry Richardson?
Is that you?
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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If there were "secret meetings," and that can be proved, then the parties involved should be held accountable. I don't think that is a matter of a frivolous lawsuit at all.

Of course, I haven't read the lawsuit . . . but seems to me this isn't "baseless."

It is not unheard of for news organizations to sue over this very thing, actually, i.e. closed meeting, sunshine law, and so forth.
No, this is baseless. Council can and does go into private sessions to discuss matters that would be compromised otherwise. It is a needed tool. Did you hear of Met Life prior to it being announced.....do you think they all met for the first time on announcement day?

News organizations often sue over FOIA and getting access to records.m that is completely different from a lawyer asking for a "fine". This is a classic "Jerry Reese" lawsuit.
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