FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne City Council voted five to three to investigate why the deal went sour after years of planning
"He had the opportunity last week, and I offered him two other times to come down. He's refused both times. If we need to use it, we will utilize the power if it ends up passing next week five to three or if Michelle [Chambers] is here," Councilman Tom Didier said.
The resolution presented by Councilman Tom Didier and Councilman At-Large Glynn Hines asks for more transparency from Mayor Henry as to why the agreement was terminated.
However, Councilman Geoff Paddock doesn't think an investigation is necessary.
"I sponsored the financial package a few years ago to bring where it is, so I want to see it move forward. I don't want to see it get bogged down in a debate or a discussion that really is not relevant to that," Paddock said.
Paddock said even though the Redevelopment Commission‘s decision was disappointing, he's just waiting to see what happens next.
"I've received all the information I've asked for. The Indiana Public Access Counselor signed off on this so to me it did not merit an investigation, but having said that, it did receive a majority of the votes and if that holds, then we will see how this continues over the next few weeks," Paddock explained.
Members of the investigative committee would be Councilmen Hines and Didier.
One other person will be on the committee from Council after next week's vote if this passes.
Mayor Henry was not present at the meeting for comment.