Palo Alto Art Center plans an Oct. 6 re-opening day
Original post made on Jun 21, 2012
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on Jun 21, 2012 at 10:51 am
So that's who won the new Palo Alto Art Center logo contest...
They should have been much more professional about that. Nobody knew who had won and they still haven't formally announced it. I had (twice) asked when the results were promised and never get a straightforward reply.
Congrats to Colleen Sullivan.
on Jun 21, 2012 at 11:13 am
Just curious, but I'm wondering what was the tax payer's portion of this 7.9 million dollar project? I ask this in light of the fact that our city has been mired in a financial crisis and faces growing annual budget deficits. I do not believe that any of these funds stemmed from a voter approved bond measure. Additionally, there are critical civic needs that have been on the table for many years that have not been addressed or funded.
Under favorable economic conditions I would have no issue with public dollars being expended for projects like this one that I would consider desirable, but certainly not essential. How we can continue to spend irresponsibly while vital needs in infrastructure and public safety still exist absolutely confounds me. This project represents another example of our city leaders and elected officials lacking financial priorities. To further illustrate their irresponsibility and lack of planning, this same city management team actually has the audacity to suggest another bond measure and tax increase to pay for these vital needs which have been deferred and dismissed for sake of more feel good, fluff projects.
We need our city leaders to demonstrate some common sense. We need our city leaders to take some fiscal responsibility and not expect the tax payers to bail them out in order to fund our essential, cornerstone civic needs.
on Jun 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Where is it?