Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Big Turnout Out For Convention Center Q & A

Nearly Eighty People Show Up In Antioch To Voice Concerns Channel 4 news POSTED: 9:46 pm CST December 29, 2009 UPDATED: 11:38 pm CST December 29, 2009 ANTIOCH, Tenn. -- A public forum was held in Antioch Tuesday night to discuss plans for the new Music City Center. It was designed so constituents could ask questions about the proposed project. For the most part, the crowd was against the project. They applauded a suggestion that the public should have the right to vote on the Music City Center. "I'm concerned that we are jumping into this without enough information. The industry across the nation is suffering. Why do they think Nashville will be any different?” said retired Realtor Robert Kane. A minority of those in the audience agreed that past projects like LP Field have been good for Nashville. "I think it would be a real boon. I travel and I see what Nashville doesn't have in comparison," said Nicky Tataryn. Opponents say the project is a possible liability for the city. It's ultimately guaranteed by the general fund. They point out that conventions are a declining business. The next opportunity for public input is Jan. 11 at the city council meeting. The vote is Jan. 19.

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