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Mayor staying put for potential vote on hotel project

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke won't be saying sayonara to Evansville. Instead of going to Japan with a Hoosier delegation, he's staying put for a potential vote on the downtown hotel project.

The mayor would have been headed to Japan on Thursday, but he's staying put saying this hotel project needs his full attention. 

He says he's confident, come Monday, there will be a majority vote, at least five votes, for the hotel project.

That vote could happen Monday night. The mayor is playing a big role on the pro-side of the $74 million project. Opponents are concerned about the city funding half the project $37.5 million worth.
 
Council Member John Friend has requested to delay a vote by 30 days, but the mayor says his staff has been meeting with friend this week and he hopes the vote will go forward.

"Councilman Friend is driving most of the questions regarding the hotel project and we're doing our best to answer those. Members of our administration have met with him, I believe, daily for the last several days trying to get those questions answered," Mayor Winnecke says.

The mayor says he doesn't want to speculate on what the affects of delaying the vote could be, if any, but he says its in the city's best interests that he spend the next few days working on the hotel project here and not half-way around the globe.

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