As for lack of oversight on contractual obligations: the buck stops with the Mayor, who took credit for a new contract in 2007. The Dean Administration has been citing the economic downtown for other recent policy changes; I would say hard fiscal times is sufficient reason to collect the $400,000 that the Dean/Predators contract says the hockey club owes the city. The Mayor owes it to us to be the enforcer on this score.
I understand that loyal fans don't want to risk upsetting Preds management, but we have got to put priorities like schools and infrastructure in front of sports and entertainment.
I'm starting a pool on whether this was indeed a huge attorney screw-up (and it couldn't be anything but huge, given $400,000's difference) or this is a-wink-and-a-nod attempt to cover asses so that the Preds aren't on the hook.ReplyDelete
If I am reading the Tennessean's clarification correctly, they reportedly signed a contract and left out a detail which should have set Preds lawyers hair on fire. If true, someone should be receiving a demotion or losing their job over this omission.