And, just what message would that be? That a city shouldn't invest $100,000 (that will be matched by $3 million in private sector sponsorship and in-kind services) to land an international event that will generate $14 million in spending on the streets of Cincinnati? That will save jobs on the edge? Not to mention expose the city to thousands of potential future residents and investors?
That it passed 5-4 is great news (way to go Mr. Lincoln). That the vote was as close as it was makes me just shake my head in wonder at how unsophisticated some elected officials can be.
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