Hammer on the GPAC
From John Hammer at The Rhino Times:
It turns out the downtown PAC that Perkins is doing everything he can to push through may be the Achilles’ heel of his term as mayor. The downtown PAC may be to Perkins what the White Street Landfill was to former Mayor Bill Knight, because right now it doesn’t look like it’s going well.
In one way it is incredible that Perkins could put together six votes to move forward with a downtown PAC when there is no site, the city would be about $20 million short of the money needed even if the $30 million bond were to pass, and the city doesn’t even know within 1,700 seats how big the place will be. In short, the six members of the council voted to move forward to put a $30 million bond on the ballot for November knowing little more about the project than they did back in January.
I continue to be amazed Perkins could squander so much political goodwill so recklessly.