|Schlossberg refused to recuse himself from Mann vote|
That's what bothers me.
In her time in the state House, Mann has been identified as a legislator who always has her hands out. In addition to last year's SuperBowl, she's a regular at Phillies games. She moonlighted as a state legislator, doing consulting work for Vitetta, a heavy-hitting architectural and engineering firm involved in numerous state Department of General Services projects.
No conflict of interest there.
Her recent appointment to the NIZ Board is for a term that extends to 2016, so I doubt she intends to leave the area anytime soon. In her application for appointment to the NIZ Board, Mann states:
"As State Representative, I helped craft the language that created the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) and was instrumental in its passing in the State Legislature. The arena project and surrounding development will be funded almost exclusively by state revenues. As a member of this authority, I believe I can help protect the Commonwealth's investment while helping to ensure a smooth transition."Since she'll no longer be a state rep., what possible interest could she have in protecting the Commonwealth's investment? I suspect something is going on just underneath the surface here.
I'm sure that whatever job she takes, there'll be no conflict of interest. The self-policing NIZ Board, comprised of property investors like Nelson Diaz and nearby Cosmopolitan owner Bill Grube, will ensure everything is above board.