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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – MORNING UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** LANCASTER SQUARE PRESENTATION

    Posted on October 17th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

    LNP LEADS THE CORRUPTION!

    — & BENEFITS FROM IT!

         LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher wrote the article quoted immediately below the “breaking news” in this post regarding the donations to Mayor Sorace’s campaign and he wrote the main article on the proposed new parking garage and library building. And yet LNP has not said a word about this huge conflict of interest between the Mayor and Benchmark Construction.
         This type of corruption has been going on for years in the city and the county because LNP ignores it and because LNP is a major recipient of money from the corruption.
         People need to know what an absolute fraud and disgrace to journalism and the public LNP really is.
    There will be much more tomorrow.

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***  – Jeffrey Lyons and Karen Connelly’s new preliminary hearing date is December 6th according to their updated dockets today!
         Maybe Lyons’ attorney, Robert Beyer, can stretch this out until Lyons is in his eighties?

     

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    KEEPING IT ALL
    IN THE FAMILY!

            

          She [Mayor Sorace] received 16 donations of $1,000 or more, by far the most among the three candidates. That includes $11,500 from a half-dozen donors affiliated with Benchmark Construction Co., the workplace of her husband, Christian Recknagel.
         Recknagel is credited with an in-kind contribution of $705 in scotch and cigars for a fundraiser, part of $1,192 in total in-kind donations.
    From the LNP article, “Analysis: Lancaster’s Democratic mayoral candidates spent $6.54 per vote in primary,” (click here).      
         Wow! That $11,500 turned into $25 million plus! Imagine that?

     

    ***  The “CLOSING COMMENTS” slide from last night’s presentation. Please note the final one. Mayor Sorace’s husband is a vice-president at Benchmark Construction. Will LNP mention this conflict of interest?

    **   These two comments were posted under the library story on Lancaster Online last night (there are new comments this morning) and they offer an interesting contrast!
          And just one note about the “history.” The library handed reporter Tom Knapp that information and he copied it. Period! In fact, the statistics regarding the usage of the library were presented to city council in one of their meetings this year.

     

    LNP “APPROVED”
    THESE PLANS DAYS AGO!

    *     This is a screen shot of Lancaster Online last night at 9:16 pm and their top three stories.
           Last night’s meeting began at 7:00 pm and ran until a few minutes after 8:00 pm. The reporters had to walk back to the LNP offices – agreed  – not far, but if they attended and didn’t watch the live-stream of the meeting, they could not have been back at their desks before 8:15 pm. 
          Reporter Tim Stuhldreher did not write the lead story in an hour and Tom Knapp did not write the two sidebar stories in an hour.
         They had been given all the information by the city probably days before and had these stories written and ready to go hours before. All they had to do was make sure there were no major surprises or changes during the live meeting and then give the green light to put the stories online.
          And notice the headline on the library story – not “it is proposed the library will move,” no, “the library will move.” LNP secretly “approved” these plans days ago.

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    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    MOVE THE  LIBRARY?

         The city wants to move the Lancaster Public Library to an annex building they are proposing building on Lancaster Square (yes, and the plan includes a parking garage). This was a portion of last night’s very important presentation on the Lancaster Square East Side Redevelopment which you should watch – click here!
         And the contractor to build that building – Benchmark Construction where Mayor Danene Sorace’s husband, Christian Recknagel, is a vice-president. Unbelievable! Oh, and some CRIZ money for it too!
    Please check back later today.
     

    7 responses to “AFTERNOON UPDATE – MORNING UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** LANCASTER SQUARE PRESENTATION”

    1. I hope they are very transparent with all their benchmark dealings associated with this project so that the public can verify competitive market prices.

      On the face this looks like a sweetheart insider deal. City sells land for below market rate for predetermined project (no competitive bid) then it is leased to two public extreme low risk tenants (library and parking authority). Risk is eliminated via criz.

      Looks like a huge no risk payday for benchmark.

    2. During public comments at a future city council meeting, will someone ask for more information on the fact that Sorace’s husband will be financially benefiting from this?

    3. Huh: Only if they want a target on their back.

    4. The more things change,………the more they stay the same!!

    5. OMG! Isn’t that the truth, Rednek! 🙁 🙁

    6. LNP moved the story about the library way down on their home page fast!

    7. Well sure Becky. Have to make room for the big fall foliage story