Portland residents uncomfortable with city's deal with concert promoter
PORTLAND (WGME) -- City leaders in Portland say they are reconsidering working with the promoter for "Waterfront Concerts" after he pleaded guilty to domestic assault.
Earlier this year, the city unanimously approved Waterfront Concerts to run another summer concert series at the Maine State Pier.
They are now considering cutting ties with the company's owner, Alex Gray, after he pleaded guilty to the charge and his ex-girlfriend wrote a blog post about it.
City councilors met Monday night to discuss what they should do and the legal rights and duties the city has regarding the concerts.
CBS 13 spoke to people who say while they don't want the concerts to go away, they also the hope the city reconsiders who they're working with.
Portland's mayor says if they don't do business with Waterfront Concerts, the plans for the summer concerts are up in the air.
CBS 13 reached out to Alex Gray.
He did not get back to us.
The public will have the chance to weigh in on the issue in a meeting a week from Wednesday.