Commission throws support, cash behind City Hall art
Original post made on Oct 18, 2013
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on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:02 am
NO, NO,NO! Money collected from developers for any reason should go to pay for parking, either on-site or in new underground garages. And who decides what's art? So far what's chosen is terrible.
on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm
There isn't a single piece of public art in Palo Alto that isn't laughably bad. And to throw good money after bad in these tough financial times is sickening.
on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm
The Weekly I got today talked about a bond issue for structural upgrades. Last Monday night the CC committed $250K in discretionary funds for the homeless project. So money is flying out the door for anything but what the bond issue would address - the essential fixes that need to be made. And now you are asking the artist to spend money in the anticipation of an award. Do we expect to see an article in the Mercury the puts the fix in here so that the CC needs to put the money up to save face?
The first thing that needs to be done is to assess what the city has as a priority and how much is available for it and let the people make some input here. It is like a group of people that need to justify their jobs by continually bringing up new schemes rather than managing the requirements we have on the table now. Like when is the new community center going to open - that is an unfinished effort. I am sure that more money is need to get this city commitment opened.