Contact: Ralph Bruening
Phone: (440) 714-0734
Date: September 15, 2009

Port Works Committee to Host
Sunset Cruise on the Jet Express

LORAIN – The Port Works Committee will host a sunset cruise fundraiser for Issue 31 on the Lorain Port Authority’s newest attraction, the Jet Express IV on Friday, October 2nd, 2009.

The boat will depart from the Black River Landing dock at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm.

The sunset cruise will feature hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music provided by Paul Christensen. Tickets for the fundraiser are $100 per person or $175 per couple and are available by e-mail at theportworkslevy@yahoo.com, or by calling Ralph Bruening at (440) 714-0734

Issue 31 is the Lorain Port Authority’s 1 mill renewal levy on the ballot November 3rd. The renewal will provide funding for local projects that boost the local economy and sponsor festivals and special events that bring over 200,000 visitors and their dollars to the City of Lorain annually.

Issue 31 is not a tax increase. With Issue 31, the Port Authority will be able to invest in small businesses-allowing them to borrow funds and expand the local economy. The development financing does not use taxpayer dollars and it helps the City of Lorain compete in a global market.

The Port’s events bring in 200,000 to the City of Lorain every year. Without funding from the levy, the Port Authority will cease to exist and future development in the City would be in jeopardy.