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."