$46,000,000 is a lot of money.
The last time I checked we were in economic hard times.
Just because the city can borrow $46,000,000 does not mean we should.
...what would we get for our $46,000,000?
Is this a facility that a few thousand wealthy citizens
use a dozen times a year...?
Do thousands of people come from out of town for the shows,
spend the night, spend big bucks for dinners, and the like?
From what I have seen, the crowd seems to be the local,
higher income residents.
Unless someone can produce verifiable hard figures (financials)
to show how this would profit the taxpayers,
I suggest that Greensboro should not borrow $46,000,000
(or more if we get the usually and customary overruns).
Matt Brown said there were better high school auditoriums.
Why not use them?
Our tax dollars have already paid for them.
...Didn't voters turn down 2 bonds in the past 5 years
for a new performing arts center?
...when is enough enough?
To keep bringing this up and shoving it down the voters faces
when we have already said "NO" is hard to stomach.
Just because we can borrow the money
doesn't mean we should borrow the money.
I hope voters continue to say no to the project
and i don't care if it is Downtown, or on Lee ST!!
...This is a good reminder for all citizens to vote
in city council and local races.
We want leaders of local government to create a pro business
and spur private sector jobs and development.
Taxes and Debt are not the answer for Greensboro!
First, pay our debt off,
then make private money build the arts center.