Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ken Hagan Screwed His Fellow Commissioners - and Almost Rick Kriseman - to Screw Me

Ken Hagan basically confirmed my theory Wednesday that he gave the news of the Ybor City proposed stadium site to a few friendly reporters - before his fellow commissioners, who said they were "embarrassed" by his secretive move - in order to screw "a reporter" who he believed had uncovered the news.
So that was "properly," commissioner?
Actually, he admitted it wasn't Wednesday, promising he "will try to do a better job communicating," and essentially apologizing to Mayor Bob Buckhorn & Hillsborough commissioners for going all lone wolf on announcing his pet project...but he said it had nothing to do with influencing the St. Pete mayor's race, as some had suggested.

I actually believe him.  Hagan wanted to screw me for this story, and make sure I didn't unveil his beautiful baby. 

In fact, here's the exact moment when I told him I had public records he was willfully neglecting to turn over to me, in accordance with state law:
Now granted, Hagan tried to keep his cool and didn't take time examining what exactly I was holding in my hand (it wasn't the land use agreements he feared it was)...but just a week later, he took his victory lap as the architect of the masterful Ybor deal.

Hahahahahaha. Transparency.

Except the masterful deal forgot one thing: financing.  And Hillsborough doesn't have any money for roads, let alone a new stadium.  Oh, and Stu Sternberg said later on Wednesday the team would only be looking at a $150 million contribution to a stadium.

Good luck with that, commissioner. You now own that problem.

Oh, and a potentially bigger problem he also owns? Proof public documents existed that he seemingly refused to turn over - a possible criminal violation of state statutes.

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