It appears, with less than 20 days to go, Build It Now is in full gear with their Vote Yes lobbying campaign. Big huge billboards are up, commercials on TV, robo calls and door hangers are the mode of communication. The mailings should be out soon. You can't put this kind of lobby effort together without big money behind it.
The mayor and his administration have also been putting on the big push with their constant news releases and "advocacy" presentations. The latest press conference is to tell us the difference between that old Arena and the new Event Center. I heard the objective was to get out a press release regarding the Event Center every 10 days or so.
We will see if big money can buy the election on November 8th. Why isn't there an announcement telling the voting public that the private money commitment is there to take care of the operating costs of the Event Center for the next 20 years? Who knows maybe that will be the last press announcement before the big vote.
I hope if big money wins this election for the mayor, they step up to the plate and put their money where it really will count - to pay for the operating expenses of the Event Center with their naming rights money and money to buy luxury suites and seats. Then the cheap seats can at least take comfort in the fact that they are paying the big bucks to keep the lights on and the bills paid.
I have to hand it to the mayor. He knows where the money is and knows how to use it to his advantage for the big push.