WILMINGTON -- The two definite decisions from Tuesday's elections were Mayor Bill Saffo and Council Member Laura Padgett, both favor the convention center. Mayor Saffo says he supports the project as long as the room occupancy tax -- not property taxes -- can pay for it. Padgett says she hoped the convention center project would be further along by now, but she says the city is moving forward with contracts to begin the foundation. As for support from the people of Wilmington, Padgett says Tuesday's results speak for themselves. Padgett said, "Looking at the election and the previous two or three elections, people continue to vote for members of council that are in favor of the convention center." The city is holding a convention center job seminar on Friday for small, minority and women-owned businesses. It will be held at City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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