MAY 2, 2006 -- POSTED AT 10:15 P.M. CDT
Hammons stated in his letter that he was disappointed with the city council's lack of enthusiasm towards the multi-million dollar project.
The council discussed the fact that a media source reported that the ordinance proposals for the center were presented to the councilmen two months ago, implying that they had plenty of time to ask questions, but they all argued that wasn't the case.
"I got my ordinance the Friday before the council meeting, and then five minutes before the meeting started, we had a revised ordinance and there were issues on there that some of the councilmen felt should be reworded," says Johnson.
Most councilmen agreed they were just doing their job.
"To ask questions is just a responsible council and if that was the reason perhaps for Mr. Hammons for pulling the convention center, then it makes me wonder just how firm his commitment was to the community," says Judy Furr, another Jonesboro City Council Member.