Your Transparency is Awfully Translucent

By: Mr. Wilson on May 26, 2010
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.


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Errandbug Restaurant Delivery
May 28, 2010 at 3:51AM

You can’t have “transparency” at all when the person doing the decision making has his wallet at the heart of the matter.  I thought at one point Mr. Camp had said he was going to abstain from votes/decision on this topic. 

I would think he would have to step to the side on this one to save face with Lincolnites.  It is just a conflict of interests pure and simple.

Errandbug Restaurant Delivery
May 28, 2010 at 3:58AM

wow…they really need to update that website.  Check out the link to download internet explorer 5!  Maybe they visit your site and can contact me so I can help them find someone to update their 1980’s website.  wow.

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