At Tuesday's meeting, the Tourism Board agreed to a resolution asking the Common Council for approval to pay for Chandler's time and travel expenses--an amount not to exceed $2,000. The resolution will be considered by the Council in November, and, if approved and Chandler is available on that date, his presentation to the Council will take place at the informal meeting of the Council on Monday, December 9.
A hint about the likelihood that the Council will approve the expenditure may have come early in the meeting when board member Chuck Rosenthal voiced his hesitation about moving forward "based on the pushback we've already gotten." He told his colleagues, "I don't want to go back to the Council and be rejected." Council president Tom DePietro, who was present at the meeting, said he felt "there was value to [Chandler's] presentation, even if he wasn't ultimately chosen."
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