Phoenix LXXII: Send in the Clowns
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02-24-2013, 10:14 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Heavy lifting going on behind the scenes perhaps.... no discussion here of Mayor Weiers suggestion (10 days or so back) that the City "splits up" the Arena Management Contract 4 ways.... see, you'd have your Entertainment Manager, your Hockey Arena Manager (the franchisee I s'pose), another handling Catering, Food Services, Cleaning & Maintenance, and then something called an Education Arena Manager. All four overseen by a newly created level of bureaucracy at City Hall. Never mind that it would surely spell utterly & completely the end of anyone ever actually buying the Coyotes, but can you just imagine the dysfunction of such a scheme, along with the increased costs pursuant to creating yet another level of administrative over-site? Only a career politician could possibly come up with such a plan, catering to the special interests of the Council Members themselves. Just unimaginable. Impracticable.
It won't take a whole staff of people to oversea 4 outside contractors who provide these services. Whoever wants to buy the Coyotes if free to bid on all 4 contracts. It will be helpful for the council and the citizens to have a cost comparison. If someone comes along and offers to do the entertainment management and book all the events at a cost of $1 in exchange for keeping all the revenue and letting the city collect its $2.75 ticket surcharge versus someone who says he needs the city to cut him a check for $12 million, its a valuable cost comparison.
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