By Ben Freed via mlive.com
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has preliminarily approved a contract with the new Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The 10-year contract would send approximately $5 million annually to the organization, which was recently formed by combining the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti-area convention and visitors bureaus.
The debate and negotiations preceding the merger lasted through much of the spring, summer and fall. Some of the commissioners were weary of the subject and expressed desire to simply pass the contract as it had been prepared.