July 9, 2013
The Confluence Project — which has attracted support, financial and otherwise, from many local groups and leaders — still needs final approval from the Eau Claire City Council to become reality.
The next step in that process will be a council work session at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 15, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. At the meeting, the council will review the results of an economic study of the Confluence Project that was released in May.
The study by the consulting firm VenuWorks found that, among other things, the Confluence would create $4.5 million in economic activity in its first year alone. The council meeting is a work session, but citizens are still welcome and encouraged to attend, and there will be time for public testimony.
A show of support by community residents will demonstrate the excitement the Confluence Project has created. Plus, if you’re among the first few dozen supporters to show up, you’ll get a cool T-shirt to wear, courtesy of Community for the Confluence!