Politician Justifies Secret Nature of Eco Devo Deals

July 18, 2011

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Lexington County Council member Debbie Summers tries to justify the process behind economic development deals such as that offered to Amazon.com, where details are worked out between country and state officials in secret before the public is made aware of how their tax dollars are to be spent.

“We didn’t find out until the very end when we were taking our voting as far as who the company (Amazon.com) was,” Summers says during a recent informal meeting.