Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Cultivating Cold Weather Cash

Nov 20, 2019

Mayor McBarnes says the city is ramping up its efforts to get tourists to visit during the holidays.
Credit courtesy City of Frankfort

In February, WBAA held a public forum in Frankfort which asked residents, in part: What's the "thing" that the city should be known for?

The most workable answer then seemed to be drawing in more visitors when the annual Festival of Lights show goes up each winter.

On this week's Ask The Mayor, we talk with Mayor Chris McBarnes about how his city has doubled down on trying to become just such a cold weather cash cow.

Also on this week's show, when an oversight in the city's street department cashflow means there need to be some budgetary gymnastics, where does that money come from?