Yesterday, David Yates dropped a new mail piece discussing Doug “Protecting Our White Women” Hawkins’ corruption and involvement in the Javanon scandal.
Here’s what he said in a release:
Today Yates dropped a mail piece telling voters about the $7,000 worth of neighborhood funds that Hawkins has spent on the Private, East End Soccer Club, Javanon. “Doug Hawkins took dollars designated to rejuvenate our neighborhood and have them to his friends in the east end so their families could play soccer for a private club,” Yates declared. “That’s unacceptable. Our Neighborhoods and Community deserve a partner on Metro Council who will reinvest our tax dollars in our community, not the east end.” Javanon is the same 23,000 sq. ft. Soccer Club that was constructed in a residential neighborhood (Tucker Station) without city approval, and required an illegal, secret backroom meeting to get off the ground. Allegations unearthed by the TheVilleVoice.com “exposed a routine way of doing business in the city’s Planning Department, one that all-too-often favors developers at the expense of the actual rules and the rights of neighbors. It exposed the fact that attorneys for developers exert pressure on BOZA members and the too-easy access they have, to the point that if requested, they can persuade officials to hold illegal meetings to make sure things go the way they want in public.”
“We learned two important lesson with this one debacle: First, south end neighborhood funds need to be reinvested into the south end. Period. Second, our system of government must be more transparent and accountable to taxpayers. No more back room deals or secret meetings,” Yates said.
Get a look at the mail piece here:
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Hawkins will probably win, but it’s worth pointing out that Yates has run a terrific campaign.