Friday, May 12, 2006

Proposals due in 1 week

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The deadline for submission of proposals by cities who want to bid for the 2008 Democratic National Convention is in 1 week, on May 19. It's not clear if submission of the proposals will be made public or not, but in 2004, a number of cities did make their proposals public:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented the City's bid to McAuliffe in a ceremony in the main lobby of Grand Central Station on the afternoon of April 11. Miami, Boston and Detroit hand delivered their bids to DNC headquarters in photo ops on April 12. Baltimore FedEx'ed its proposal in.
In any case, we should know soon which cities are ready to make the next step in the competition to host the 2008 convention.

After the proposals are in, expect things to happen quickly. A reliable source has told me that at least one multi-day site visit by the DNC Technical Advisory Committee to a bidding city has already been scheduled for June.