This comes after two city council members have expressed their opposition to the project.
Councilman Conor O'Daniel says the city's agreement with developer, H.C.W., is a bad business deal. Despite O'Daniel's comments, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says he's still optimistic a majority of the city council will vote to fund the project. Those in favor of the project say it's crucial to bringing back the city's convention business.
Meanwhile, a Facebook group opposing the hotel, wants Mayor Lloyd Winnecke to pull the plug on the deal.
Brad Linzy and Citizens of Evansville Against a Taxpayer Funded Hotel, say an external consulting group recently turned down a city contract to review the personal and professional tax information of HCW, due to an apparent lack of cooperation from the Branson, Missouri based company.
The mayor's office released the following statement in response to Linzy: "It is our understanding that the city council attorney is still in discussions with Crowe Horwath. (Sunday), Mr. Danks informed the administration that he continues to work with Crowe Horwath to develop an acceptable non-disclosure agreement and engagement letter."
"This past week, Crowe did acknowledge that their services may be limited in this exercise because it is a CPA firm without prior experience in reviewing third party financial evaluations between municipalities and private third party participants. The administration remains committed to answering council's final questions related to the convention hotel project and looks forward to a vote in the near future."
Linzy says members of his group are planning a protest once a final vote is scheduled.