Over the next few weeks Boulder leaders will have to decide if hosting a stage of the USAPro Challenge was worth it this year and should it be hosted again in the future. According to the Daily Camera the race generated an estimated $48,000 in tax revenue yet it cost the city $283,000 in services support. In addition to the costs this event damaged the image and support of Boulder Open Space. Sounds like officials are on the fence at the moment, for full details read the Daily Camera article.
From the Daily Camera
The City Council will hold a public hearing and discuss its interest in hosting the race in the future at its meeting Thursday. If council members support a 2013 bid, they would hold another meeting and public hearing Nov. 15 before signing an official letter of support.
Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum said he doesn't know yet where he'll come down on the issue.