(1) LB Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Chief Linda Howell DiMario's Jan 12, 2001 Letter Announcing Her Retirement Effective Sept. 30, 2001
(2) Full Text of City Manager's Jan. 16, 2001 Responsive Statement
(January 17, 2001) -- In the public interest, LBReport.com posts for reference a letter dated January 12, 2001 from LB Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau (LBACVB) President and CEO Linda Howell DiMario addressed to the LBACVB Board of Directors, announcing her retirement effective Sept. 30, 2001.
The letter was also provided to members of the LB City Council. It was provided to us on request to Councilwoman Jackie Kell's office.
Also posted for reference is the full text of a written statement issued on January 16 by City Manager Henry Taboada.
Ms. Howell Dimario's letter can be viewed in .pdf form by clicking on Howell DiMario Jan 12, 2001 letter.
City Manager Taboada's statement can be viewed in .html form by clicking on City Manager's response to DiMario letter.
The LB Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, a non profit entity, is funded largely from LB's transient occupancy (hotel room) tax which comprises roughly 75% of CVB's annual budget. The CVB currently consumes roughly 25% of LB's hotel room tax each year.
In September, 2000 the City Council unanimously voted to increase CVB's 2000-01 budget allocation by $250,000 to $3,729,000.
LBReport.com has posted further details on LBACVB's funding in an article at CVB budget details.