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Mayor: Jaguars lease default letter incident was a misunderstanding

6:26 PM, May 31, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After Wednesday's letter exchange with Jaguars owner Shad Khan about the Jaguars potentially being in default on their lease, Mayor Alvin Brown says the situation was a misunderstanding.

Brown said he did not have any part in sending the lease default letter; it was sent by the city's General Counsel Cindy A. Laquidara.

The mayor said that has spoken to Khan and they are OK. In a letter to Jaguars fans posted on this Facebook page, Brown assured fans that he and Khan would be in constant communication about how the team and the city will work together in the future.
"Mr. Khan and I will continue to talk and meet regularly so that we can make sure that the City and the Jaguars are always on the same page when it comes to making our community a better place," Brown wrote.

Bill Bishop, Jacksonville city councilman, can't understand how a misunderstanding of this magnitude can happen.

"From what I understand the Jaguars did exactly what they were supposed to do," Bishop said.


Brown's full letter to Khan

Laquidara's withdrawal of the lease default letter

Khan's letter to Brown (via FCN news partner The Florida Times-Union)

Jaguars President Mark Lamping's letter to to Jacksonville Chief Financial Officer Ronald Belton

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