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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 8, 2013
October 8, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Subject
DaVinci Exhibition

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, CVB (Presenter) x5913

Monica Luff, Sr. Admin. Spec, CVB (Contact Person) x5913



Action Requested

Approval of expenditures in the amount of $50,000 ($10,000 per month for five months) for the DaVinci Exhibition;

and

Adoption of budget amendment Resolution B-14-010 transferring $50,000 from reserves in the Tourist Development Tax Fund for the advertising and promotion of the DaVinci Exhibition.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Code of Laws 2-29-25  Tourist Development Plan

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds



Background Discussion
  • August 19, 2013, Tourist Development Council unanimously recommended approval.
  • The DaVinci Exhibit will be held at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium for five months (November 2013 - April 2014).
  • The CVB will expend $10,000 per month for five months to promote the exhibition and other arts and cultural assets in the Bradenton Area.
  • The DaVinci show owners will invest in promoting the exhibition to our community and the schools in the region.
  • Consumers will be offered a "one ticket buys admission to both the DaVinci Exhibition and the South Florida Museum." 
  • This marketing and promotions initiative outside Manatee County is consistent with our annual media schedule.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff, CVB (monica.luff@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Reserve - Cash Balance - CVB 1030990002 599000

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$50,000.00 Ad Hoc initiative for FY 2014/2015


Attachment:  Budget Amendment B-14-010.pdf