Next year the sole bill draft request by the city of Sparks to the Nevada Legislature will be devoted to getting out of the Reno Sparks Convention Visitors Authority.
Adam Mayberry is from City Of Sparks:
"You know from a Spark's perspective it is really about the future.'"
The Sparks Legends project, the Marina and Victorian Square are.all potential destinations for visitors to our area. But according to some on the Sparks city council, their area isn't being promoted like the rest of its partners at the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.
"And so there is a desire to being to market Sparks as a destination. And that's what the BDR would set out to do.." says Mayberry.
Council member Ron Schmidt who voted to get out of the RSCVA says room taxes from the city help promote the area through the R.S.C.V..A. He believes the citizens of Sparks need to know that those tax dollars aren't staying locally they are unfairly going to Reno or Washoe County. Its time he says for Sparks to promote itself and not depend upon another agency to do it for them.
Ellen Oppenheim is president of the RSCVA. She believes there is strength in numbers.
"By working together we can much more efficiently leverage our resources to have a better reach to our potential customers and that's what we try to accomplish every day."