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Mayor Winnecke Responds to City Council's Majority Vote on Hotel

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke e-mailed his response to breaking news that 5 City Council members will vote against the convention hotel project.
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke e-mailed his response to breaking news that five City Council members will vote against the convention hotel project.

Evansville City Council Finance Chair John Friend says the downtown hotel is dead live on Eyewitness News at 9 on Local 7 WTVW. Friend says five 'no' votes among City Council members will kill the project. Voting no are Al Lindsey, H. Dan Adams, Connor O'Daniel, John Friend, and confirmed to us from John Friend, Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley.

Mayor Winnecke e-mailed the following statement to Eyewitness News:

"Our objective is to push ahead .. making a case for a downtown convention hotel to the City Council as planned .. explaining why the city should proceed with the project."
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