WWAY does trail WECT when it comes to popular local news stations. And while its OK to criticize the media outlets in THIS situation WWAY went out of its way to try to get Saffo et al on camera to answer the questions. I agree that these questions should have been asked at the council meetings but in group settings getting a chance to ask questions and follow up questions is difficult especially when you are recognized as "media" in these meetings.
But WE are voters and they are elected officials as such they should take every opportunity to answer questions to assure the voters that they have their best interests at heart. Their group refusal does nothing but add to our impression that they are inept when large deals such as this come along. This ineptness stems from other large deals such as the convention center which may end up costing taxpayers millions more than anticipated.
They should have anticipated tough questions, it's part of their job and this is a contentious issue - it's $40M of "contentious".
Their failure to answer the written questions is troubling......
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