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-- vote 96 bucks well you can bet the folks -- Tiffany RNC keeping a very close eye on hurricane Isaac and despite the threat from the storm.
The show must go on the GOP kicking up its convention in Tampa after a one day delay.
Joining me now live from the GOP convention in Tampa Florida is mayor Bob popcorn and Democrats by the way mayor great have you back on the show.
Give me ninety whether or not this disruption caused by -- has pledged to change expectations for the economic impact.
Of the RNC.
For the better or even for the -- No -- I don't think so I mean -- delegates were here they were spending money they were just spending and endorse the hotels were filled.
How we added 90000.
Room nights to the equation in a part of the season it's usually pretty dead and so yeah we think this will be a win win for Tampa.
Obviously the -- -- convention got compressed a little bit trends in the scheduling.
What other than -- our thoughts and prayers are with Mitch Landrieu in New Orleans we're thankful that we dodged it and right now we are focused on putting on a good show for the RNC.
Quickly -- you mentioned the mayor -- you were waiting to hear from him so please forgive -- we have in front this conversation to listen to his comments -- an ambulance right.
The -- -- the storm there.
Speaking of Louisiana and Mississippi Alabama those governors all speaking at the convention many delegates.
Changing their plans either coming later or leaving earlier.
To your point a lot of delegates were kind of in limbo on Monday.
With a truncated speeches and -- so house Tampa doing with that the so called people moving -- people get to where they need to be easily or some some confusion.
Now absolutely you know obviously -- -- an event of this size this is the biggest thing we've ever done more.
There is some traffic issues there are some congestion issues.
Obviously with the flu -- of the protest marches and we have to take that into account so there are some delays but for the first two days it's been seamless.
The first big day will be today is the buses moved the delegation from the hotels into the event.
Fortunately that will not take place at rush hour so they will be here around twelve to two.
And they will leave around ten to eleven which should impact the road created or the downtown in grocery -- -- all.
This data from the Tampa they host committee direct spending for the convention will total about 175.
To 200 million dollars.
Then you have that economic multiplier by about two and a half times he's sticking by that figure.
I mean we're gonna hire a lot of people there's going to be a lot of business it's gonna take place.
That rising tide will float almost every -- and I can't tell you how many owners of women owned small business minority businesses have come to being said.
This is the best week that we have had this year and that we anticipate having it's a win win for everybody.
Can't have budget deficit.
26 point seven million dollars due to falling property tax revenue.
In large part so will the revenues generated by the convention and -- to.
Make up that gap either directly or indirectly by higher sales tax -- -- additional sales tax give -- sense of that at.
Absolutely and not in this particular year's budget I was able to balance that without raising taxes and without lay anybody off.
But I think you're Nicosia acts as Warren thank -- left in -- to get to the mayor of new violence if I'm on the storm thank you very much for.
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