In remarks immediately before the vote, Councilwoman Danene Sorace called the deal a “fair gamble” for the city.
From the October 12, 2016 LNP article, “Lancaster City Council approves $30M Marriott hotel expansion,” (clickhere).
Less than three months later, Sorace announced she was running as a candidate for mayor. The Marriott, of course, is owned by LNP and they were the recipient of Sorace’s “fair gamble” and millions of dollars of public money for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls hotel. And since then, LNP has only ever reported or editorialized about her in the most glowing of terms.
LNP has not once reported since the plans for Lancaster Square were publicly announced that her husband’s company where he is a vice-president (and they were the largest contributors to her campaign), Benchmark Construction, was given the over $20 million dollar contract to build the new parking garage and library without the city going through a competitive bid process.
LNP has not once pointed out this blatant and direct conflict of interest that the public has a right and need to know and in the process they are breaking every code of journalism ethics in this country. LNP is supposed to be the local media “watchdog” that protects you from this kind of corruption – not be an integral player in it!
Clickhere for “UNBELIEVABLE CORRUPTION” on this site and there will be more, including MAW, tomorrow.
PAY TO PLAY!
Mayor Danene Sorace said, “It is disheartening when a public servant betrays public trust. From the LNP article pictured above (clickhere) and Eron Lloyd (right).
That has to be one of the most hypocritical, ironic and absurd things Mayor Sorace has said to date. Please check back later today.