MANATEE — The Tourist Development Council approved spending $125,000 to help fund the Ringling International Arts Festival in 2010 Monday but not without considerable disapproval.
In a 5-4 vote, council members decided to contribute the funding although some members were concerned about spending Manatee dollars on a Sarasota event.
Some members said that when the event was held in October they did not see much revenue coming to Manatee County.
The board also approved spending $1 million over the next seven years to fund the renovation of McKechnie Field.
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