Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Culture Centre/ Minus Museum Advertisement":
why don’t we just conduct another one of those informative and representative polls in the Auroran ,that Alison does so well, Keep it simple
DO YOU SUPPORT SPENDING $500,000 EA.YEAR OF TAX PAYERS $ ON THE CULTURAL CENTRE
The question is not simple. Aurora has a myriad of organisations contributing to quality of life in the community. All begun with the initiative of an individual with a vision.
The Aurora Theatre started productions, building sets in basements and providing props from each other's homes. Opportunities were provided for amazingly talented actors, directors and producers to hone their skills. They have entertained the community for over fifty years with theatre that was and is as professional as any to be found, at a fraction of the cost.
The Aurora Art Community was organised by two young mothers with nothing but a God given talent, and a vision. Mabel Pearson and Cathan Schoniker, neighbours in Sunray Place and Jasper Drive, joined forces and made it happen.
The town's recreation director, Ernie Batson provided support, encouragement and found space for them to be and grow. Soon we had an annual Juried Art Show, an outstanding level of professional art
They asked for nothing but advice and they stood on their own feet. The community supported them and they never looked back.Neither have lived in Aurora for many years now. But their vision is with us still.
Service clubs exist with a sole mission to contribute one way or another to the quality of life in the community.
Aurora has always had a strong structure that provided for whatever shared vision presented itself.
Hand-outs from taxes were never necessary. Never even proposed.
St Maximillian Kolbe, our newest high school deserves a visit from every Aurora parent. Facilities to allow young people to achieve excellence in every field are incredible. They have to be seen.
Community support on all sides have made Aurora the place it has always striven to be.
There was never a need to burden taxpayers with the cost of providing cultural services at the Church Street School.
Any proposal to change the community structure to shift responsibility for every art, sport or leisure activity onto the backs of homeowners and business in the form of taxation is utterly ludicrous.
The question on a poll would have to be that.
Not whether the outfit currently occupying Church Street School should get 3 points of the tax burden to indulge their fancy, with an automatic 3% increase every year without accountability and enough money left over for a political advertising campaign to maintain the status quo.
With or without advice from Town of Aurora staff.