The Sioux City Journal published a very well-thought-out editorial ("Board should hold public meeting for Tyson vote") on Friday. While I agree with this editorial, I am concerned as to why the city is even considering allowing an outside group to manage the Tyson Events Center and the Orpheum Theatre.
What makes Sioux City a great town is its people. The Events Facilities Department is made up of Sioux City people. These people know Sioux City and have a vested interest in bringing in the best possible entertainment events to both venues. Does a group from Philadelphia know who we are? I think not. They are outsiders.
I feel we have had outstanding entertainment in recent years with the Events Facilities Department in charge. We need to stop this debate and do the right thing. Let's be smart and keep the Events Facilities Department as it is. - Carl Hardy, Sioux City