Tag: incinerator debt

Behind the scenes, James Ellison is managing Otto Banks’ mayoral campaign

Attorney James Ellison has a long and checkered past in Harrisburg as a key player in its financial collapse. Now he is managing the mayoral campaign of Otto Banks.

Otto Banks does not regret voting for Harrisburg incinerator debt

Former Councilman Otto Banks voted for the incinerator debt and he stands by that vote saying, “All the information at that time, and with the financial condition of the city, it was essential that we vote in the affirmative to pass it,” stated former city council member Otto Banks. “We had no other plan in place. No other choices. We wanted to see Harrisburg grow and thrive and we knew we couldn’t build Camelot on a swamp of debt.”