NBC 24's Aaron Brilbeck spoke to COSI Chairman David Waterman this afternoon.
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From NBC 24:
A new plan to save COSI
By Aaron Brilbeck
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2007 at 5:43 p.m.
(Toledo)--Twice, voters have said they don't want any more tax dollars used to save COSI. But today, a "top secret meeting" was held to do just that. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner called the meeting today with local business and political leaders.
That despite taxpayers sending a clear message by turning down not one-but two COSI levies. The most recent just a few weeks ago.
But NBC24 has learned the mayor held a secret, closed door meeting to discuss having the county and city use tax dollars to keep COSI's doors open at least for the short term. We're told city and county leaders at the meeting also talked about possible long term solutions to keep COSI open.
And while COSI Board Chair Waterman says there seems to be a lot of support, no real concrete answers came out of the meeting.
Waterman says if there is a taxpayer funded bailout, it would have to be enough money to keep COSI open for at least a year.