A day after playing host an Ironman Triathlon on Sunday, the city of La Quinta would like residents and businesses of the city know that they are sorry that they made their lives miserable and cost them money. Oh, also the event will be back to do it all again next year!
In a statement (embedded at bottom of post), La Quinta City Manager Frank J. Spevacek stated, “the City sincerely regrets the impact the IRONMAN event had on our residents and businesses. When undertaking this event, the City felt it would bring both excitement and pride to our beautiful community. While it did garner world-wide recognition and was a safe event, traffic was brutally impacted. We most sincerely apologize to each and every one of you for the inconvenience, personal frustration and issues it caused.”
A reminder, city managers of the Coachella Valley make some of the highest salaries in town. You would think for that kind of coin, they would maybe do better at these things?
Spevacek added, “We hope that our community understands that we would never put our resident’s needs last in order to hold an event.”
The event is scheduled to return to the city on December 15th, 2019, according to the Ironman website.
La Quinta residents should probably make plans now to be literally anywhere else that day.