On December 6, 2021, City Council approved an extension into 2022 for Westerner Park to access the funds of the operating grant. This approval does not provide more money, but a longer access term for the already approved $3 million operating grant.
On May 11, 2021, City Council approved an operating grant up to $3 million to Westerner Exposition Association, which was approved by Council. Council’s intent at the time of approval was to support WEA operations through COVID as their ability to host events has significantly impacted Westerner Park’s earnings. This negative impact continues and the approval allows them access to this operating grant into 2022.
View the full Council report (pdf) .