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.