Letter to City Manager in relation to BIDs misleading information
Response from CEO Eoin Keegan, Dublin City Council
Dear Mr. Keegan,
I am writing in the hope that you can clarify some point for me. On June 26th we got an e-mail from DublinTown which contained among other,s the points I have copied below.
Can you please confirm that you told DublinTown in writing that you DCC would not 'pay for' Christmas lights?
Can you please confirm that you told DublinTown that you will not remove graffiti? I understand from the DCC website that you regularly do graffiti removal.
We sought to buy information on footfall from Springboard. Did you know that DublinTown have adamantly (this is the word Springboard used) refused to let us do so? If you did know that, do you know why?
I look forward to hearing from you,
INFORMATION BEING CIRCULATED BY BID/Dublintown
I refer to your e-mail below. My position in relation to the issues you raised is as follows:
If the mandate of the Bid Company is not renewed than I have made it clear the City Council will not be providing funding to cover the cost of activities currently carried out by the Company. The Bid Company area can expect to receive the same level of Council services as other areas in the city centre including limited graffiti removal etc.
I was not aware that Dublin Town are refusing to allow Springboard to release footfall data. However, as this data was purchased by Dublin Town it is not unreasonable that they should control its release.
Owen P Keegan