One of Dwaine's main issues with the article is the following paragraph:
People familiar with the decision said top city parks officials decided that, after Mr. Leppert's memo, returning the tickets would be a good idea. Otherwise, council members would have received a batch of free tickets less than a week after the mayor openly questioned the practice.Dwaine wanted to respond to the article. His words:
*Park Board Director Paul Dyer never discussed the tickets with the Park Board to whom he reports and is accountable.
*The tickets were sent back before the memo.
*This is the first Park Board and City Council in history that has not been part of the tradition of the Cotton Bowl.
That's all I'll say for now. I didn't want to inject myself into the issue but the Deputy Mayor did want to get the word out that things aren't what they seem.