Committee Talks Civic Center Expansion | VideoJoel Porter | 10/16/2012
If voters approve the plan, the city would draw funds from a lodging and hospitality tax on hotel rooms in Bismarck over the next few years.
"I understand this project got to have a big number on it. And part of that was the focus on making sure we did it right. That we`re not piecemealing something, we`re not settling. We`re not doing anything else. That this is a project that`s going to be done the right way," said committee co-chair Bill
Shalhoob says he expects between 10 and 15 million dollars could be raised from the private sector, including naming rights.
The expansion would need at least a 50 percent "yes" vote.