JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - We're hearing some city leaders say they want to spend more of your taxpayer money to update a study that's been collecting dust for five years on whether to build a new convention center.
The first study, done in 2007 cost $120,000 according to our partner Action News. Now, some city leaders want to dust off that old study and pay another $60,000 to update it.
"A lot has changed since it was done," says Visit Jacksonville CEO Paul Astleford.
Astleford says that $60,000 could translate into millions down the road if a new convention center is built and brings events in more frequently.
It'll be a hard sell on some taxpayers like Shannon Cohen, especially after the last study didn't really result in anything.
"I think what we have is fine...if they're spending all this money on this study and nobody's doing anything with that money, to me it's a waste," says Cohen
One councilman tells Action News he's already considering drawing up legislation to spend the money, which city council would have to approve.