Tourism agreement falls apart
[trib_ndn vid=24853973]SAN DIEGO — A new squabble over tourism funding erupted today when Mayor Bob Filner blasted the agency that promotes San Diego to prospective tourists for failing to honor a commitment to fund organizers of an upcoming celebration of Balboa Park’s centennial.
In remarks to City News Service, Filner said he wants to withhold most of the money due to the San Diego Tourism Marketing District until the TMD funds Balboa Park Centennial Committee, which has incorporated as Balboa Park Celebration Inc.
However, a spokesman for the committee said the group has received “excellent” feedback on its application for funds from the tourism district, and plans to make a formal presentation to its board of directors.
Meanwhile, another organization funded by the district, the San Diego Tourism Authority — formerly known as the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau or ConVis — was preparing to shut down for lack…
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