AMARILLO, TEXAS - Kids Inc. no longer wants to be part of a deal with Amarillo to build a recreation facility downtown.
The organization's executive director made that statement at Tuesday's city commission meeting. He said they are not a political organization and do not want to become a campaign issue.
After the city approved spending $6 million on the project, a petition started circulating to force the issue on a November ballot. That prompted some nasty statements about Kids Inc.
"Unfortunately, an organization who has seeked to serve children for 66 years has turned into what I would classify as a political pawn by several groups and others who seek to serve on this commission," Jimmy Lackey said.