tamtagon wrote:And frankly, I think the idea that a suspending a visitor experience, executive offices & parking garage over a highway is cock-eyed and the strongest indicator that decisions making has become at least less good, and at worst tragic.
Yeah, that was my take exactly. When they announced that plan, I thought "how the heck does Visit Dallas get that kind of money" -- now I'm beginning to understand.
I hope that the fallout from the audit doesn't result in the disbanding of Visit Dallas, which would be a case of Dallas cutting off its nose to spite its face. Dallas, in general, has a great track record in the last decade of landing major international events and conferences. I'm sure Visit Dallas had a big role in that success. And even with the city looking to outsource convention booking/management to Comcast (who also took over Fair Park), there's still a major need for Visit Dallas (or another organization) to advocate for Dallas ahead of other cities in the metro who seem content on competing against Dallas (I'm looking at you, Arlington and Plano).