Heaven forbid we spend tax dollars on actually getting the public pulse on the convention center rather than burning vital Metro revenues on twittering and blogging.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Before you start heeding the memes, refrains, and mantras of Music City Center proponents that a referendum on the Mayor's plan will cost Metro $300,000, bear in mind that their side has already overspent an initial convention center contract much more; over $100,000 more than an election would cost, to be exact. Metro's convention center backers failed to stay within their $75,000 budget and instead paid a wealthy PR firm $458,000 to influence public opinion. That included $10,000 for twittering and blogging on behalf of building the big box.