I was always curious to what happens to users that have a ton of downvotes on their question/topics. Maybe I'm just finding this unfair for this guy. After all, he is just doing his job to post an update, and his rep is going down for it.
His reputation isn't going down by that much; the question has (while I'm writing this) 160 upvotes (= +800 reputation) and 514 downvotes (= -1028 reputation). That's only 200 points, which is easily gained when he posts an announcement which is well received.
Oh, and since he has a ♦, he doesn't lose any privileges. So nothing to worry about... After all, reputation is just some imaginary Internet points, nothing important. I heard "being the scapegoat from time to time" is part of the CM job description.