Two documents are provided here:
1) An April 15, 2008, report to City Council reviewing the administrative procedures and funding of the city’s co-sponsored event program. “For 2008, the City’s financial contribution to co-sponsored events is estimated at $245,500 of in-kind goods and services,” notes the document, which also includes detailed listings of just how much public funding goes to the dozens of events the city co-sponsors each year.
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2) A February 2008 staff report to Asheville City Council outlines events the city is considering co-sponsoring for the rest of 2008. The report notes that the city’s financial contribution to co-sponsored events is estimated at more than $243,000, a significant increase over last year’s $72,000. The report says the increase is the result of a new approach to get a better feel for the true costs of co-sponsoring events such as Organicfest, Goombay and a number of other events. The cost increase is also due to an increase in the number of events applying for city funding, the report notes.
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