first_imgIS IT TRUE the local Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently denied a $15,000 request for a newly formed transportation project called Trolley Evansville Districts (“TED”)?  …. the CVB deny this request without informing Amy WordSmith, President and Founder of the Franklin Street Events Association or Abby Elpers with GAGE? …the rejection of “TED” by CVB  is especially surprising considering that the “TED” will be traveling to various hotels, restaurants, bars and other civic events that generate tourism dollars?IS IT TRUE Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and County Commissioner Ben Shoulders recently did a joint promotion in support of “TED”?  … GAGE also publicly supported this most worthy new project?IS IT TRUE that Amy WordSmith and Abby Elpers presented their “Trolley Plan” to the Vanderburgh County Commissioners?IS IT TRUE that the Vanderburgh County Commission voted 3-0 to approve the “TED” resolution?  … after the vote by the County Commission to support “TED” the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) denied the funding request for the “Trolley Evansville Districts” project (TED)?IS IT TRUE the CVB recently committed a whopping $300,000 request ($100,000 per year for three year period) to help fund the “E Is For Everyone” campaign?IS IT TRUE all we can say is shame on the CVB for spending $300,000 of the local in-keepers tax dollars for a marketing campaign for “E IS FOR EVERYONE” but didn’t approve a mere $15,000 funding request for this much needed “TED” project?IS IT TRUE we now understand why many people in the local food and bar and entrainment establishments are saying “its time to make some major changes in the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors position?Today’s READERS POLL question is: Do you feel its time to change the direction of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors? Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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