Several County Commissioners Request Rumored Wamp/Lookouts Emails

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — District Six County Commissioner David Sharpe is requesting a series of emails rumored to have been exchanged between Weston Wamp and the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Sharpe hasn’t addressed Wamp by name, but the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Lookouts Owner Jason Freier possesses correspondence with Wamp about the project.

According to the Times Free Press, Wamp was supportive of the project in these emails, contrasting his current skepticism toward the project.

“It’s been in the paper that there are some, multiple pages of conversation, of dialogue, dating back to 2014, from the chief naysayer of this project and the Chattanooga Lookouts, and actually supportive of the project,” said Commissioner Sharpe.

Commissioner Sharpe says obtaining these emails would help ensure the Commission is making an informed decision when they vote on the project next Tuesday.

“If there is any information out regarding this particular project, I believe it’s critical that those who are voting on the project understand all of the facts of the matter prior to making a decision next week,” said Sharpe.

According to Commission Chairman Sabrena Smedley, there are at least five Commissioners in support the emails being disclosed.

According to the Times Free Press, Wamp’s opponent for county mayor, Matt Adams, has called on the Lookouts owners to release the correspondence.

“I have been in the process throughout the day today, earlier, of obtaining those emails, and hopefully very soon I’ll have access to them,” said Commissioner Sharpe.

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