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June 11, 2014

LETTERS: Breaking promise of transparency, openness

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An interlocal agreement was signed by the mayor, city council and county council members, and two of the three commissioners. The lone dissenter refused to sign the document, suspecting that it was a trap intended to undermine the promises in the proposal. The fear has now become a reality.

Mr. Harlowe, who originally promised openness and transparency, now refuses to open the meetings to the public. He authorized the LEDO to use some of our public money toward hiring an attorney to explain why the meetings legally do not have to be open. What about the moral and ethical obligations of the LEDO?

The LEDO has not reported quarterly to the Alliance. There are no regular committee meetings being held to implement the goals. I have tried without success to access accounting information of where our tax dollars are being used from the LEDO. What has been accomplished in two years and with over $380,000 of our money?

Why are the seven elected officials on the governmental Alliance allowing the LEDO to break the promises made to the public of openness and transparency?

Nancy Carney

Sharpsville

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