Thursday, April 2, 2009
"Grand Man" Triathlon gets funding
After revising her organizations estimated profits downward from $60K to just $1K-- Casi Calloway of the Mobile Baykeepers organization recently received a $1,000 donation from the Mayor/Council to help pay for the cost of off duty police officers to police the route of their upcoming triathlon; and permission to close the rose garden and south beach park for the event. Calloway also said her organization intended to donate $1K of the proceeds to The Eastern Shore Trailblazers. Tourist dollars for downtown businesses/advertising benefits were the main reasons cited for City participation by the Mayor/Council. Citing the City's ongoing financial struggles and need for new revenue streams, Councilman Lonnie Mixon was the lone dissenting vote.