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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** SECRET FOUNTAIN DONOR!

    Posted on November 7th, 2018 Becky 9 comments

    MORALLY BANKRUPT!

         I spent a long time today trying to make a voice copy of the voicemail Joshua Nowak left me but with no success. Hopefully, I will be able to post it here in the next several days.
         He did make it clear that there are two separate names; the Lancaster County Convention Center and the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. They are separate and distinct and should not be “combined.” So, who is responsible for their ad insert shown in this post that is purposely misleading and just plain wrong?
         This comment in today:
         Becky. I’m surprised LNP hasn’t pointed out the connection between Mayor Sriracha’s husband and Benchmark. Normally LNP and crack investigative news team safeguarding democracy and keeping the public informed, are synonymous.
         That is some good sarcasm! Sadly, in truth their publisher, editors and reporters are morally bankrupt and, as I’ve said over and over again on this site, they break every code of journalism ethics in this country every single day.
         Unfortunately, there will be much more to come…last night’s meeting, the mysterious fountain donor, Benchmark, the city’s 2017 financial audit, Charlotte Katzenmoyer, MAW… etc.
    *
    —  I just received a voicemail from Joshua Nowak who is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Lancaster County Convention Center and the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. He was returning my call to Kevin Malloy noted below.
         He stated the two are separate entities with different names and they try to use the “proper” names for both. He thanked me for pointing it out and indicated there will be a “correction.”
         I will transcribe his voicemail and post it here later.

    *

    **** The Lancaster (County) Convention Center has two websites:
    — lccca.com (click here)
    — lancasterconventioncenter.com (click here)
         On neither of these sites is it called the “Lancaster Marriott Convention Center.”
         I have a call in to the Executive Director, Kevin R. Malloy, to find out why LNP’s advertising is calling it the “Lancaster Marriott Convention Center.”

    WHO RENAMED THE CC?

    From an ad insert in today’s LNP print edition.

    ***  Since when is the convention center named the “Lancaster Marriott Convention Center?” Seriously? Is this a new name and did anyone tell the public? The arrogance, greed and dishonesty of LNP is beyond shocking! Who gave them the right to use this name?

    **   A woman who said she was not at previous meetings but understood that people did not like the idea of another water feature (Binns Park), asked even if someone is willing to donate a fountain, but it’s not necessary, why put it in?
          She did not get an answer.

    *     Oh, this is too rich! Watching the livestream of this evening’s meeting were former Public Works Director Charlotte Katzenmoyer (we believe she was fired last week) and Favyan Asia of MAW Communications! Might need some public wifi but it’s not coming from MAW! OMG! What is up with this man?
         You can watch the meeting here (thank you, Tony Dastra!).

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT

         Who is the secret donor for the fountain and why won’t the city tell us? And if nobody wanted a fountain, why is it included in the plan? I’m serious – there’s a “secret fountain donor!”
         To be continued tomorrow…

     

    9 responses to “AFTERNOON UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** SECRET FOUNTAIN DONOR!”

    1. If the secret donor turns out to be former Mayor Dick, I will never be the same again! 🙂 🙂

    2. Benchmark would be an ironic donor.

      Has Mayor Sriracha acknowledged her husband’s association with Benchmark?

      Has anyone had the guts to ask city council directly?

      It sure didn’t take long before the grifting started.

      I always think back on Colon and Ressler, her opponents in the primary. Something sticks with me after many years. A viable opponent stood to oust a Big Daddy type of politician. So Big Daddy’s political machine recruited and put up a third candidate as a means to split the votes that Big Daddy didn’t get. He got the most votes that way and won.

      There were always rumblings that this was the case. Lots of campaign money that was untraceable. By the time it was exposed, it was too late. Big Daddy remained in office and that was that. The powers that be said oh well and had zero desire to investigate what a publication uncovered.

    3. Neither Benchmark nor the cost of this was mentioned last night!

    4. Late burst of GOP enthusiasm lifted Lloyd Smucker over aggressive challenger Jess King.

      So the headline says. How unladylike of her.

      Did Smucker have a sudden infusion of donor money to bankroll his last minute push?

    5. And she is the one who gave Fayvan his like on the wifi comment and Fayvan gave her like… can’t make this up.

      If the mayor has any concern for ethics, she needs to be openly honest about her connection with Benchmark, and the City, CRIZ Board, Mayor, and Benchmark will need to be extra transparent regarding this project’s finances. Even if there is no special deal for Benchmark, if she doesn’t go above and beyond to prove it, this is going to leave a permanent dark cloud over her. One I’m sure any future mayoral candidates would rightfully exploit.

    6. I did notice that about the “likes!” What the hell is going on?

    7. Becky. I’m surprised LNP hasn’t pointed out the connection between Mayor Sriracha’s husband and Benchmark. Normally LNP and crack investigative news team safeguarding democracy and keeping the public informed, are synonymous.

    8. Is anybody willing to show up to city meeting on 12/8 to discuss budget and demand an audit to be done?

    9. Becky, check this out

      https://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/2018/11/on-the-beat-local-journalism-truth-and-democracy/?fbclid=IwAR3aaffINJ6DXOv8OFh3iahSduguXXkpzeZjYflmQmxz6xberEY0xGRULGo

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