Keep it up Evan! Great job! Don't bend to the pressure of the fiscally unsound practices of the other supervisors.They will see who gets overwhelmingly re-elected.
The Arts are important in all most cultures and bring joy to many. The CSAC has had a long vision for that building. I think to wait a little longer during these economic times would be in order. Again, I applaud Supervisor Evan Royce and I'm glad Mr. Plan went with $45K for one year and see how it goes. This is a hard time for financial commitments. Also I agree the President shouldn't be in every comment so, I wont say anything about Obumer.
PS: I couldn't locate the Pew research or reasoning behind it.
If Mr. Bergstrom is correct, his $45000 should be $360,000 next year and he won't need tax dollars.
Who gets the $360, 000 ?
Arts? When most people are living day to day or even on the street? Since the Local govt seems interested in GIVING away money that is doesn't OWN. (with OUR MONEY)!!! why not have someone just TAKE from their wallets? How would you like that? Most people would call this STEALING.
"Speaking on behalf of the Arts Council, Mark Bergstrom cited a study by the Pew Research Council that argues that each dollar that is invested into the arts community multiplies eight-fold."
Nancy Pelosi says every dollar spend on welfare makes two. Do I BELIEVE THAT?
You need INFRASTRUCTURE and JOBS before people have the leisure time to pay money to go watch the Nutcracker and spend money on other ART.
Mr. Bergstrom is a FOOL. and must be making salary or MONEY off this.
Perchance, is some council paying him
As I am not knowledgable as to where they are getting these funds, could someone perhaps inform/enlighten me about this? Was this the CEO's latest discovery or something?.. I can only say that when 'economic development' as it was called, takes precedence over public safety, priorities are backwards. It seems everyone is talking about the crime in this county and it should be an obvious first choice if that was something these funds could be spent on. I have no district affiliation with either of the mentioned supervisors in this article; but even as an art lover myself, public safety would be the obvious smart priority. We will soon not be a dstination of choice for art lovers or anyone else; except for thugs.
Does this mean my local taxes are given to the arts community? If every dollar invested is returned 8-fold, why do they need my money? You'd think they would be making a huge profit.
Will struggling taxpayers who hit road potholes be allowed to send bills for flat tires to elitist fools Gray, Hanvelt, Bass and Pland? While these out-of-touch supervisors congratulate themselves over a glass of merlot, the services, safety & security of citizens remains in jeopardy.
It is obvious from these comments that none of you have understood the economic argument regarding the eight times multiplier. The point is that for every dollar going to the arts, the community gains eight fold. This includes lodging dollars, restaurant dollars, and many other retail benefactors. It does not mean that CSAC gets eight times back what it is given. The arts contribute greatly to our culture and to a healthy economy. For the sake of all of us, please try to understand the big picture. John Gray understood this argument, as did three other supervisors. Royce needs a class in economics.
do you count in Amgen Dollars?
Talk about flash in the pan.
" When most people are living day to day or even on the street?"
What? Who? Where do you get the nerve to write this stuff?
Back to the Dark Ages we go. It was a nice civilization while it lasted.
tfm, funny YOUR THE "ONLY ONE" who understands economics. If you are correct, perhaps these 8X benefactors who run restaurants, hotels and stores should pay the $45K. I already support them.
The great thing about art is that it is free to do. An artist will make something out of the materials at hand...
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