As part of the Martin Plan to save the Lancaster Convention Center, the county commissioners have agreed to guarantee the full $63.6 million in Convention Center debt.
Those who supported the project asserted this would never happen; those who questioned the project predicted it would.
NewsLanc has created a Dishonor Role of those who we believe stretched the bounds of ethical behavior and the law in bringing about the project.
Although we consider their roles in the matter reprehensible, this is not meant as an overall evaluation of them as individuals.
As indicated by the Fox 43 poll conducted by Opinion Dynamics, for NewsLanc to publish the names of all who opposed government guarantee of the project would require listing 78% of the county adult population.
The below list was drawn from “revised” chapters of our Convention Center Project series. We invite readers to draw their own conclusions.
We will soon publish an Honor Roll of the courageous officials and volunteers who publicly exposed falsehoods, devious dealings, and possible fraud.
CONVENTION CENTER DISHONOR ROLE
Armstrong, Gibson – State Senator
Buckwalter, John H. – CEO Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
Cooley, Nevin D. – President of various High companies
Darcus, C. Ted – LCCCA Chair who squelched dissent
Farina, Louis – President Judge who oversaw Grand Jury
High, S. Dale – Principle owner of the various High Companies
Kauffman, Terry – County Commissioner
Pickard, James – Early Chair of the LCCCA
Stevens & Lee law firm – Over time, they represented too many of the parties.
Thibault, Paul – County Commissioner
Totaro, Donald – District Attorney who persecuted Commissioners
Wachovia Bank – Officers who knew better.