Hey, when I screw up, I screw up.....
Well, when I question whether the Quad City Times is relevant, I should take the information in the rag as suspicious. So getting back in town from a weekend away, I learn the QC Times screwed up the facts regarding the settlement between the city and the guy trying to open the Hispanic bar/venue in the Village of East Davenport. There is a difference between $5,000 and $500,000. I apologize for relying upon the Quad City Times. My Bad….
I still believe Alderman Lynn and Howard screwed this up. I know first hand Alderman Howard walked the applicant through city hall and tried to grease the process. Alderman Lynn in turn, joined the group of Village businesses that wanted to violate city laws and processes because of skin color and heritage. And lets be honest, if this was a country western bar, nothing would have come of it.
Anyways, I apologize to the City Hall folks for spreading misinformation. Unfortunately, most readers just assumed something stupid like this would come from city hall. And that says something as well.