Sunday, July 12, 2009
Cultural Center's Wealthy Elites Will Require Major Taxpayer Subsidies
According to the County Staff Report and consultant Webb Management's report attached to the Cultural Center agenda (item #52 on the County Board's agenda for July 14th) Arlington taxpayers will directly pay from $3.1 million to $4.7 million between FY2010 and FY2014 to subsidize the Cultural Center. Webb Management's report indicates that the Cultural Center may not be able to raise more than $300,000 per year through fund raising. The Board of Advisors (primary decision makers) for the Cultural Center will consist of representatives from wealthy corporations, and wealthy individuals.