I must be confused about the convention center issues. From what I have been reading and hearing the center has lost money for a long time. I hear and read that the center brings money to businesses when a convention is held there and people spend money at restaurants, hotels, and shopping. My question is why must the city lose money on the deal? Some say the city gains the tax revenue. My proposal is….Sell the center to a private owner/business! Let someone else lose money. Or maybe the city is afraid they private sector will actually make a profit. The city and local businesses won’t be out anything. Why? It is simple….The people who go to the center will still stay in hotels, eat at our restaurants, and by merchandise from our local stores. Wow, what a concept!!! Why must the tax payers lose money on something and drain the general fund when the private sector can run it and the city still reaps the benefits. Something is NOT right here. I have a feeling someone is lining their pockets with tax payer money. An independent audit should be done to track every penny that tax payers put into that center.
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