Gizler: Travel council has little leeway on how tourism taxes are spent

Elaine Gizler, executive director of the Moab Area Travel Council, is sometimes the target of residents who are frustrated over the lack of affordable housing in the region. They fault her for heading an astoundingly successful tourism campaign they believe is the root of all that ails the Moab area. Traffic congestion, crowded trails, harm to the natural environment, and the aforementioned lack of roofs needed to shelter people.