It’s impossible to tell where Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ends and Boston 2024, the private group trying to bring the Olympics to the city that year, begins. Walsh is all in on his partnership with the Boston Olympic bid and told the United States Olympic Committee as much all the way back in November in a speech The Bay State Examiner is now making public (emphasis added):
[W]e want to be partners with the Olympic Movement. It’s the right fit for Boston, to deepen our values and advance our shared goals. And I believe we offer the partnership the Olympic Movement needs, to thrive and grow in the 21st century.
So as the Mayor of Boston, I stand with you, and I extend my hand to you, as a partner. Boston is all in. It’s what we do.
Since November, the Walsh administration's partnership with Boston 2024 has grown into a full blown love-fest. Walsh's Chief of Staff Daniel Arrigg Koh has gotten engaged to Boston 2024's Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Amy Sennett (also see conflict of interest disclosure here). One of Walsh's speech writers even helped work an engagement message for Sennett and Walsh personally helped Koh present the ring. The engagement came shortly after Sennett took Koh to the Super Bowl, when tickets were the most expensive ever.
The documents obtained also show that USOC executives had their transportation "provided by Boston 2024" back in November, but Mayor Walsh's taxpayer-funded vehicle was actually used to transport USOC chairman Larry Probst and CEO Scott Blackmun. It seems that not even Walsh’s staff are able to tell the difference between him and Boston 2024.