Kevin Kelley

(Cuyahoga County) - Cleveland's City Council president is livid that the Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal has fallen through... Kevin Kelley says the activist groups behind the defeat should be investigated. 

Kelley tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, opposition group Greater Cleveland Congregations were organized and funded by groups from Washington DC and Columbus. 

He says the public should know where and how the organization received its money. 

Plans for a sweeping face lift of Quicken Loans Arena appear to be dead. The Cleveland Cavaliers backed out of the $140-million-project yesterday, citing the referendum that was expected to be on the November ballot. 

The group of Cleveland clergy successfully fought the deal that would have been funded only by bed and admission tax revenues. 

Supporters of the package say the defeat will cost the city hundreds of good paying construction jobs, the chance to host the NBA All Star Game, and might prompt the Cavaliers to eventually leave Cleveland.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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