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Common Council member says plans for Century Center need to slow down


Is the Century Center pulling it's weight economically? A recent study shows it might not be and one common council member says it may be time to slow things down.

In 2012 a study showed the Century Center's economic impact is declining. The Century Center Board of Managers was working on proposals for future management without even discussing that report.

Common Councilmen Henry Davis Junior says the report needs to be discussed publicly, BEFORE taking any more action."We want to make sure that we participate in a very transparent and inclusive process as it relates to the century center, given the loses that we have suffered or incurred due to either the management, the city of South Bend or whomever."

He says the city needs to be transparent with taxpayers when it's THEIR money involved, especially when the center is losing over 1 million dollars a year. 

Another member agreed on the transparency, but says they need to stick with the timeline.

"I think public input, transparency is really outstanding, I think in this circumstance we're working on a little bit shorter of a time window," says Gavin Ferlic.

The common council voted Monday on a resolution that recommends the Century Center Board of Managers publicly discuss last year's study and then prepare for future proposals.

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