in “Center of attention,” Associated Editor Gil Smart of the Sunday News reports:
“Was at the convention center consultant presser this morning, and came away with a different take than what we’re reporting here.
“The big takeaway from the presentation is this: Not only is the hotel tax going to have to rise – and soon – but to achieve a long-term, “global, forever” solution, additional, new sources of revenue are going to have to be conjured up in the near future.
“’Sources of revenue’ as in, taxes. Perhaps a countywide sales tax. Perhaps a food and beverage tax. Perhaps a levy/assessment on downtown businesses.”…
En route back home after a two week absence, we learned about the above from an e-mail from perhaps the most knowledgeable and a vociferous critic of the ‘white elephant”. The subject line read:
“We told them so.”