Monday, September 15, 2014

Why was the 1st Art Center "Killed"? ... "bleak economic times ..." (Record, Jan 23, 2013)

By Dana M. Nichols 
Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 12:01 am 

"But a board majority and many critics of the 500-seat center said that in bleak economic times amid layoffs and a shrinking school population, it didn't make sense to spend so much money on an arts performance hall."

"Times change," said Jean Gonzalves, a member of the district's bond oversight committee. "Everything changed four years ago," she said, referring to the housing market collapse that ushered in an era of economic recession and high unemployment."

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