Thursday, August 18, 2011

Super Bowl Host Committee Got To Design Georgia Street - Taxpayers Get To Pay For It

One thing leads to another.  I will spare you the bread crumbs leading me to this contract, but suffice it to say, it took over a month to get to this point.

Contained in the City's contract database is one between the Department of Public Works and Our 2012 SB, Inc, for $1,561,200.  It is contact 8667 if you would like to read it.  It is 146 pages long.  I have read only the beginning of it, but wanted to share it with you.

The gist is that INDOT selected a designer for Georgia Street (Crawford Murphy & Tilley).  The Designer entered into a consulting agreement with the Host Committee (aka Our 2012 SB, Inc) to design the Street and assume responsibility for paying for the design.  On February 22, 2011, DPW agreed to reimburse Our 2012 SB, Inc., for the cost of that design.

Our 2012 SB, Inc., is a 501 (c)(6) not for profit corporation whose purpose is described as

a mutual benefit corporation organized to promote the common business interests, growth and opportunity, and the general economic welfare for businesses in and around Indianapolis, Indiana (the "City"), by attracting and hosting a professional football championship game in the City.

Our 2012SB, Inc, submitted a successful bid for the National Football League's Super Bowl XLVI, a profession football championship to be held in Indianapolis in 2012.

Under the supervision of the National Football League, Our 2012SB will centralize the planning and the execution of the 2012 Super Bowl to ensure coordination of all efforts and community resources.  Our 2012 SB will serve as an extension to the National Football League in the local community, as the City's ambassador to the incoming Super Bowl fans, guests, and corporations, and as a manager of local resources such as City services, event venues, accommodations, and thousands of volunteers.


Anonymous said...

The user name and password for the Contract Database is "public". :-)

Paul K. Ogden said...

Gee, and the City said they didn't have a contract. Will wonders ever cease?

Had Enough Indy? said...

Will they ever learn? The public has a right to know. A right to know what was promised. A right to know what it costs. A right to hold elected officials responsible.

Yet, they prefer to hide behind the created and renamed not for profit 'our 2012 sb, inc' -- in an elaborate 'catch me if you can' shell game.

It makes them look guilty - perhaps of even more than they are actually guilty.

I've got one word for those in the government who still have stirrings of a conscience - democracy.

Government of the people, by the people, and for the people. At no time did Lincoln mention, in spite of the people.

Anonymous said...

Have you looked at who is and was on the board for this shell company?

HEI: If you can't find the list post here and I can send the IRS forms. They have been arouns sence 2007-08.

Had Enough Indy? said...

Thanks anon 7:56 - I actually have those and was planning on posting Monday. Keep an eye open and let us all know if and where there is other information available, please.

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