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February 20, 2013

Community again comes out to dress down council majority on NACC funding cut

Community again comes out to dress down council majority for funding cut decision

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“If you guys don’t get it by now, there’s nothing I can say,” Rogers said. “I think that it’s an indication of a very shallow appreciation of what a civilized community requires to be a successful city.”

Rogers did ask the council majority a simple question: “What would the city do with the property if the old High School building that houses the NACC wasn’t there?”

“If you tear down the NACC, what have you got?” he said. “A few more acres of empty property to match all the other empty property you’ve got. That doesn’t make sense to me.” 

While every speaker expressed support for the arts group and its work in the community, especially with the city’s youth, a few speakers offered praise for the council for being bold enough to cut funding to the community groups in order to save money for the city’s taxpayers. 

“The council did an outstanding job in my opinion,” said Lewiston Road resident Don Supon.

 

 

 

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