The Aug. 24 letter in the News Tribune, “Mayor Larson overplayed her hand,” hit the nail on the head.

I totally agreed that people who live in the area know what works for their community — especially when Visit Duluth is the very entity that brought the tourists to Duluth who paid the tax dollars here. If a good job was not being done by Visit Duluth, the records would not show the increases in visitor numbers that have occurred year after year. And the mayor wants to spend that money elsewhere? The old saying goes, don’t bite the hand that feeds you (Our View: “Dumping Visit Duluth a tough sell,” Aug. 16).

I have talked to many people over the years, and they say businesses are discouraged from relocating here in Duluth. If the way Visit Duluth, which has been in Duluth since 1934, was treated is an example, it is understandable why businesses are reluctant to come here.

Sylvia Kinney


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