“We have taken great care to engage important stakeholders in the development of the plans,” Klinger says.

Just in case any UO students, faculty, community members, the UO Senate, ASUO, the Eugene City Council, the Mayor, the Campus Planning Committee, or most longtime Eugene track and field fans had any illusions about what JH and the UO Foundation think of their importance.

More in Meerah Powell’s Eugene Weekly story here:

… The demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand was proposed to make room for a new stadium to house the 2021 World Outdoor Track and Field Championships — the same event under investigation by the Department of Justice for possible racketeering, money laundering and fraud charges, according to The New York Times.

There has been no update on the investigation since late January, when the NYT reported that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had been of particular interest to the Department of Justice after awarding the championships to Eugene with no bidding process. …

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8 Responses to “We have taken great care to engage important stakeholders in the development of the plans,” Klinger says.

  1. Neighborhood Native says:

    It is devastating for this neighborhood native. Tobin and UO communications are just a bunch of sellouts doing what they are told, I don’t blame them. Eugene has no choice in the matter.

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  2. Anon says:

    When did Klinger start using the royal “we”?

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    • uomatters says:

      Can’t we just be happy about how much they care?

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  3. Permanent Skeptic says:

    Even for Klinger, this is a masterpiece of empty nothingspeak: “We have taken great care to engage important stakeholders in the development of the plans.”

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  4. Eugenenative says:

    What’s a little bribery and racketeering between friends?

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    • uomatters says:

      Surely you’re not suggesting that there’s been some quid pro quo?

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  5. A duck says:

    …shared sacrifices?

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  6. zach says:

    The definition of “stakeholders”….anyone willing to drive a stake through the heart of the neighborhood.

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