Big donation coming — but from who?
I’ve been hearing for some time now that a big donation is going to be announced for the Sherman Field renovation.
Upwards of a half million dollars. That’s not terribly news-worthy, but what might be is the source of the donation: I’m hearing it’s one of the companies vying for the big arena contract — the construction manager.
I asked parks director Lynn Johnson to confirm the source of the donation, but he declined, saying, “We are in the process of finalizing commitments on a leadership gift” for Sherman Field and it would be announced in a few weeks.
I’m also hearing certain city officials have been hitting up the construction companies for campaign donations. Since the construction companies aren’t supposed to contact members of the selection team, let’s hope members of the selection team are playing by the same rules.