Mayor's office excludes cameras from Omni briefing

Published: Jul. 27, 2015 at 7:42 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2015 at 7:55 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Mayor Greg Fischer's office called a meeting but banned cameras as it planned to update local media on the Omni Hotel project.

WAVE 3 News formally objected to the ruling, but the mayor's office refused to change its stance.

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"Well then don't come," Fischer spokesman Chris Poynter told WAVE 3 News.

The 4 p.m. meeting was announced just an hour earlier via email. It's expected that the city will unveil new plans for the 30-story building that would cost $289 million, 48 percent of which would be financed with public money.

The building would be the third-largest in Louisville, and would be bounded by Second, Third and Liberty streets along with Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Follow WAVE 3 News and throughout the evening for updates on this developing story as they become available.

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