Letter: Send BID bill to the tourism bureau

Graphic by Lori Deaton

[Regarding “(More) Help Wanted: What Would BID Safety Ambassadors Bring to Downtown?” April 17, Xpress:]

Since much of this effort revolves around cleaning up downtown to make it more desirable for tourists, demand that the funds come from the tourism bureau and their grossly overfunded budget.

Welcome, tourists! We’ve now turned down your sheets and gotten the needles off of the streets!

— Anne Barker


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3 thoughts on “Letter: Send BID bill to the tourism bureau

  1. MV

    That would make too much sense, would involve a change in state law and eat up about 10 million bucks on out-of-town consultants and studies…

  2. Voirdire

    Having the TDA fund the BID ….yes, makes way too much sense. That, and the roving “ambassadors” will then be wearing Martha Stewart inspired embroidered denim shirts rather than the much panned logo tagged pseudo government polo shirts ..neither a good look.

  3. Bright

    C’mon TDA! Be responsible for your years of bilking the city and its taxpayers…be fair, instead of greedy. Don’t continue to add to the hostility that is prevalent in Asheville.

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