Tomorrow the Porter
County Convention Recreation and Visitor Commission is expected to vote on a
resolution regarding the deal to hand over the Indiana Dunes State Park
pavilion to a private group headed by PCCRVC board member and Republican
Party official Chuck Williams.
The meeting is set
for 5 p.m. at the Porter County Opera House in Valparaiso following a public
PCCRVC business meeting at 4 p.m.
reported in this newspaper, opponents from throughout the county are
planning to attend and speak out against project.
The meeting is a
lose, lose event for county tourism.
If board members
vote in favor, they anger thousands of area residents and appear to endorse
an ethically-challenged Indiana government.
If they vote
against, members may have to explain themselves to the Northwest Indiana
Forum (see editorial above.)
The PCCRVC is a
government agency funded by tax dollars.
members are appointed by officials elected by us.
Their budget is
approved by the Porter County Council, also elected by us.
reappointments and the shape of the PCCRVC budget should depend on the
newspaper for information on how to speak out on the tourism budget and how
you can apply to serve on the PCCRVC board.