You know who's all for the city getting into the hotel business? Ron Natinsky.

Economic Development Committe to Hold Special Meeting Friday. You're So Invited.

Shortly after posting Sam's item about yesterday's closed-door meeting of the city council's Economic Development Committee, during which the council members decided it was in the taxpayers' best interest to run a hotel, we noticed this. Turns out, yesterday afternoon the committee filed with the City Secretary's Office notice of a "special called meeting" for this very Friday, to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 6ES of Dallas City Hall. And the subject of the meeting is, of course, "Convention Center Hotel -- Developer and Site Selection, Financing, and Project Status." Assistant City Manager A.C. Gonzalez and Frank Poe, Convention & Events Services Director at. the Dallas Convention Center, will address the committee.

Though there will be a closed Executive Session, the meeting is open to the public, for those Friends who've wondered, gee, why can't we vote on this thing. Because I am certain there'll be somebody there happy to answer that question for you. In the words of Miracle Max ... --Robert Wilonsky

Update: Wuh-oh: Looks like Friday's get-together has been canceled.

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