In typical political MO, Mayor Will Sessoms said he only heard about the deal 2 weeks ago. That was a blatant lie.
Not only that, the owners of the NBA team being hawked knew nothing about the deal, much less that it had been ‘slyly’ hinted the Sacramento team would be the Beach Arena’s tenants? What? Yep. S
If he wasn’t aware that the VBDA had spent $700,000 (never publicly authorized) and 18 months trying to lure a sports deal, Sessoms has to be as dumb as some associates say he is.
And if all that money was spent without oversight, heads should roll and Sessoms kicked out of office in November. Someone should investigate the expenditure to make sure it wasn’t blown in typical administrator fashion on the $1,000 bottle of wine and $100 steaks while playing the ‘big dog’ from the East Coast.
We need an accounting of that expense. NOW. The VBDA - if he could hide expenditures like that, could steal any amount of money it wanted without public disclosure.
Are there criminal violations? Someone needs to find out.
Sessoms and company can’t seem to operate without cover ups and sleaze. Transparency would not pass the smell test. And neither does this.
These people weren’t knocking on Beach doors to try to get in here. Not until they were told by VBDA how stupid the citizenry is - and probably bragged about how much tax money they could blow without oversight. They didn’t have to be dragged in kicking and screaming when they learned how much VBDA and Sessoms were willing to ‘give away’ to get a deal.
If Sessoms and his ‘barf bag buzzards’ would study the Research Triangle in NC, they might learn something about how those cities attract big corporate deals without giving away the treasury.
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