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San Diego Opera head says all want to save company

Wait. Let me get this straight. Now Cohn wants to do everything to "save" the opera? Is that why, according to KPBS, she has created a "core committee" consisting of approximately 9 people, herself and the two Campbells included, that is supposed to do all the talking now? That hardly seems transparent to me. Joan Kroc must be rolling over in her grave, because this whole thing reeks. Let's see, Ian and Ann file for divorce in September of 2012. Some five months later, in February of 2013, Ian signs an employment agreement with Ann, apparently without the signatures of the compensation committee, for an unprecedented $283,000/year plus benefits. It looks to me like Ian is trying to stick the opera with paying Ann for a portion of her community property assets and smacks of the worst kind of self-dealing. Who knows what kind of agreement they have with respect to their legal dissolution, but they were married for about 30 years, so you can bet she is going to get 1/2 of everything he owns, plus lifetime alimony. Why shouldn't he stick the opera with it? He can bury it in her salary and it's not his money. I guess he didn't contemplate that the little people would have the unmitigated gall to start asking questions. Consider the following: If Ann were to solicit even a $5,000/per person contribution to the opera, she is going to have to hustle up 56 different people just to justify her existence. No wonder donations are down. Is that figure calculated before or after the Campbell's salaries? Now that Cohn and the Campbell's are the focus of everyone's derision, my how their tone has changed. But if you look at the preliminary documents they have released with respect to upcoming liabilities, there are still plenty of gaps in the information and very little, if any, transparency. Maybe Ian decided to shut down the opera because he wants to get out of town to be with his new paramour, and he appears to be far too narcissistic to train an underling to take over for him.
— April 11, 2014 12:15 p.m.

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