"As we get into talking about perceptions, the perception of locals about our own community is not very good,” Gilbert told WCPN.
He said that "recommendations from residents" is one of three essential factors when people decide where to travel. It's right behind "recommendations from recent visitors" and "the internet."
(That's Drew Carey, by the way).
Which is just jim dandy, except doesn't this seem somewhat dubious when Cleveland boosterism among city dwellers appears to be an an unprecedented high?
(However, I guess when suburban folks are still timid about venturing into scary Ohio City because of the crazy parking situation, the problem may be more serious than it initially appears.)