Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Orlando reminds us about the steep hill

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Following up on last week's post about Orlando being very worried about the costs of hosting the 2008 Democratic Convention, comes this quote, from Democracy in Action 2008, from Heather Allebaugh, Constituent Correspondent, City of Orlando, Office of the Mayor:

"At this time both City and County staff are reviewing the bids. Based on the due diligence done to this point, it looks like the hill might be a little steeper than anticipated. We are still analyzing various components of the bid and expect to come to a decision soon."
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer used that same steep hill metaphor last week. Strange talking points for a city hosting a bid reception at the DNC meeting this week.

Update: Orlando has canceled their reception.