The Monroe County Council president says the council needs to further analyze alternative ways to pay for the county's convention center expansion.
Opponents of a proposed 1 percent food and beverage tax say there are other ways to pay for expansion of the convention center.
The council discussed a proposal for a one percent food and beverage tax on Monroe County restaurants Tuesday.
Some county council members said using the taxes to upgrade the convention center was a top priority, but others questioned the benefits it would bring.
The city has lost over $24 million in projected property tax collections in the last four years.
Convention center officials hope to acquire the 2 plots of land at a cost of about $5.3-million.