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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:21 AM

Hamilton County officials are about to spend a lot of your money. They don't want to talk about it.

When Hamilton County and the Bengals negotiated a new stadium lease late last year, the two sides put out a statement that answered some questions about what was new and what was changing.

But it didnít explain everything.

It didnít, for example, say how much county taxpayers might have to pay to buy land for a Bengals practice facility on the riverfront. It didnít reveal much about a proposed music venue next to the stadium. And it didnít say what other give-and-take might have gone on between the team and the county to reach the deal.

County officials say none of that is anyoneís business but their own. They say anything theyíve talked about is top secret, for their eyes only, this-recording-will-self-destruct-in-five-seconds kind of stuff.

The Enquirer knows this because it asked to see county emails and related documents connected to the negotiations in October and November, in hopes of better understanding the costs and benefits to taxpayers.

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/09/hamilton-county-taxpayers-records-bengals-deal-official-eyes-only/1677689001/

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 12:32 AM

1. 'none of that is anyone's business but their own.'

RIGHT! MYOB!

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:07 AM

2. This is a disgrace. I am a Hamilton County voter who voted against the Bengals lease 23 yrs ago.

Now the powers-that-be have voted to build a field for a third sports team - the new soccer franchise, owned by one of the area's richest men, a member of the Lindner family, huge Republican donors.

I am no longer interested in professional sports; consider it a waste of time and energy, especially when there are so many pressing problems locally, nationally, and worldwide.

In my younger days I was a huge Reds fan, but no longer pay it any attention.
I do enjoy some college sports on TV, especially NCAA basketball.

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