Threat to Tucson visitor's bureau budget gets reaction

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Pima County's top tourism official was front and center at the supervisors meeting Tuesday.

Metro Tucson Convention and Visitor's Bureau Chief Jonathan Walker ignored previous board requests to appear and account for how his organization has spent $2.5 million.

But he showed after supervisors threatened to freeze the bureau's budget.

"I wanted to withhold 25% of the dollars until he met some performance standards, some goals and objectives that he's continued to not report to us on," said Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll.

The board wants better communication with the bureau president, and it'll start with mandatory quarterly updates on how the bureau is spending it's money