Cauthen pushes convention hotel idea hard

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While City Manager Wayne Cauthen arrived early to his the city council Finance and Audit Committee meeting this morning, he was late for lunch at the meeting of The Downtowners.

Cauthen spent most of his time — or it just seemed like it to me — pushing the idea for a convention hotel, noting several missed convention opportunities. He also said that there’s no time to wait. Building a hotel takes 36 months, so KC needs to act now. My colleague David Martin isn’t a big fan of the convention hotel idea.

The half-hour speech went fast. Cauthen bounced around a lot of thoughts. Here’s what I took away, plus some extremely amateur video:

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