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Little Rock Mayor lies about membership of the Committee to Rebuild the Rock

On July 23rd, a local paper ran a story about the "Rebuild the Rock" sales tax initiative and quoted the feckless Little Rock mayor about members of the group pushing the tax and funding efforts to promote it.

The mayor told the paper that there were five members of that group.

That was a lie. There are actually six members listed on the required form submitted to the Arkansas Ethics Commission, and the mayor is the sixth member.

Why would he lie about something like that? 

Perhaps it's a conflict of interest and possibly illegal.

You can see that a flyer the group has mailed out looks exactly like the city of Little Rock's own web page. 

You will notice that the URL for the group is listed as

They have to use that URL because WE own the domains named RebuildTheRock.

Check it out: RebuildTheRock


The use of the phrase RebuildTheRock is problematic for several reasons (more on that in another post) as the city uses the same graphics as the LQC group does.

The city and the LQC using the same phrase and graphics is extremely problematic.
Generally, a local government is prohibited from expending funds in support or against a ballot measure.

According the the Arkansas Ethics Commission, the LQC is required to file a contribution and expenditure report by August 15th. We will be thoroughly examining that report. 
We have sent a FOI request to the city to obtain records regarding any document that reflects, mentions or concerns the phrase or term Rebuild the Rock.
More to follow.

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