Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Downtown Lodi Business Partnership board discusses organization’s finances

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 7:41 am, Tue Apr 12, 2011.

On Monday, the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership board of directors briefly discussed concerns about the organization’s finances that one of its board members brought up during last Wednesday’s Lodi City Council meeting.

Michael Warren, owner of Crush Kitchen + Bar and the Market at Crush, spoke at Wednesday’s council meeting about $9,000 in total bonuses granted to the board’s executive director.

Warren was not at Monday’s DLBP meeting because he was on vacation.

Nancy Byer-Hauan, executive board member and president of the partnership, said she wanted to make it clear that she has been working with Warren to provide financial information and address his concerns.

Byer-Hauan said she’s spent the past month going over the board’s financial records from the past 18 months with Warren. She is disappointed he did not bring his concerns before the board instead of airing them publicly.

“To effect change, you need to put it on the agenda and have us vote on it,” she said.

Erin Smith, who is on the board and owns Scooters California Grill, said the director’s compensation is set through a long-standing process. She said the board is working with Warren and moving forward.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

2 comments:

  • Tracy Matheson posted at 12:37 pm on Wed, Apr 13, 2011.

    Tracy Matheson Posts: 9

    I personally like the idea of instead of money going to someone's checkbook to go towards putting up paper with decorations and such in the business's that are closed to make appear "open" and not all boarded up - heard about a small town that did this and it brightened up not only the empty buildings but the people who drove past them every day~

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:59 am on Wed, Apr 13, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I assume that without Mr. Warren in attendance at this "special" meeting, this financial issue with the DLBP will again be swept under the rug, as it was under Mr. Easterling's leadership. Why does a non-profit organization like the DLBP seem to maximize profits for certain events only in order to boost the "reward" percentage for the director? Shouldn't those profits be directed toward newer, bigger and better events that benefit the dues paying business owners, rather than create a bonus for the director? Shouldn't these excess "profits" be credited to the dues paying members, some which are struggling financially, as a credit to their "dues", er assessment? This sounds to me like a "dues" paying union organization without any representation for their "dues" payment?

     

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 78

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists