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Back of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

The Review-Journal’s constant assault on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is becoming embarrassing (“Yes, we can stop waste by LVCVA,” Friday Victor Joecks column). I just don’t understand why you want to criticize one of the few publicly funded government agencies that is accomplishing so much.

I don’t have numbers, but I know that convention attendance in our county has done nothing but increase decade after decade. My business has benefited, and I’m sure other small- and large-business owners are grateful for the visitors the authority is responsible for bringing here.

Does Mr. Joecks have any idea how much money is contributed to our local economy by a single 10-by-10 foot exhibit at the convention center? His columns are shortsighted and pedantic. Personally, I don’t care how much money authority officials spend wining and dining decision-makers. They are obviously doing something right, and I hope they will be left to continue their successful methods.

I do agree that perhaps Oscar Goodman should provide his own transportation to their events, however. But the last thing we need is the Legislature messing with this. Its track record is abysmal.

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