The news last week that the US Olympic Committee chose Boston to bid for the 2024 summer games is drawing mixed reaction across the region.

Liam Kerr, Co-Chair of the "NO" Boston Olympics Committee tells Morning Edition host Bob Seay  during an interview Friday ,"We've always said that Boston can pull off amazing games. Again, the talent of our civic leadership, the energy of our philanthropic community, we can without a doubt pull off a safe exciting games with Boston at the world stage...but the cost is too high, compared to what else those same leaders, those same resources can be doing to help, especially our most vulnerable citizens." Kerr says money raised to plan for the games would be better spent improving the city. 

The USOC chose Boston over the city of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. 

Boston joins Rome, Italy as the only other city that has officially decided to bid with Germany, France and Hungary also considering bids.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is thrilled with the USOC decision saying Boston's selection gives the city a once in a lifetime opportunity for urban planning and economic development.