The City Council has talked about forming an arena reporting committee to counter "disinformation" and to ensure all arena-related information coming out is "crystal clear", according to Doug Emery. According to Jon Camp, "a reporting committee could ensure transparency and address complaints that arose during the campaign about how some things were handled."
That sounds great. But how much transparency would Lincolnites actually perceive if Jon Camp were the Council's representative on said committee, as Mr. Emery has proposed? Jon Camp is Mr. Haymarket. Will that suggest to Lincolnites that his perspective on the committee is a tad skewed? It's hard to argue that Mr. Camp's experience wouldn't be relevant to the committee. He's plenty solid there. But it's that experience that will no doubt taint his contribution, at least in some Lincolnites' mind.
Then again I'm jumping the gun a bit. I don't have any idea who else would be on the committee. Maybe it won't be comprised entirely of the usual suspects and maybe its composition really will send a message of transparency. Maybe.