During a City Commission meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, City Commissioner Scott Maddox stated that he had a conflict on an agenda item that involved the development of vacant land on the corner of Tennessee Street and North Monroe.

Commissioner Maddox did not disclose the nature of the conflict. However, previous research indicates that Gary Yordon – an employee of Governance – is a registered lobbyist for the developer, the Mckibbon Hotel Group (MHG). Commissioner Maddox has listed Governance as a source of income on his most recent financial disclosure form.