Why is Dewberry, an architectural firm that does business with the city, sponsoring the State of the City address?
From The Peoria Pundit:
It’s one thing for an organization like the Chamber of Commerce to “sponsor” the mayor’s annual speech detailing what’s wrong with the city. I mean, I don’t like it, because the Chamber is a virulently anti-worker organization that campaigns against any and all tax increases, even those necessary to keep the city operational. As far as representing BUSINESSES in the Peoria area, they certainly do not represent most Mom and Pop business in Peoria. They absolutely do not represent MY business (such as it is).
But for the Chamber to let ONE business pay for this event is not cool. And the fact that’s it’s a business that has its hand in tax payers' pockets is inexcusable.