By Zach Boblitt, News Director
Macomb is looking at combining Downtown Development and Tourism into one department.
The Community Development Committee held a meeting yesterday discussing the consolidation of the two departments.
Macomb Mayor Mike Inman says that the tourism and downtown development work well together.
As Inman mentioned much of the money that goes into tourism and downtown development is from the hotel/motel tax.
Inman continued by saying that the reason for possible consolidation is not because the state is cutting city budgets.
City Administrator Dean Torreson recommended the consolidation as a financial break to the city.
The proposal to end the contract with the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and to consolidate tourism with downtown development will be discussed further at the committee of the whole meeting on July 13th.
The next full Macomb City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday July 6th.