Elections matter. And in the 2011 civic elections, our Mayor Peter Milobar highlighted a new performing arts centre in his election platform. He spoke about, at very least, getting a community conversation going on the proposal. I supported and continue to support this effort.
The above photo was from a public consultation held a year ago. A couple of hundred people got together and discussed what a performing arts centre could look like. The Mayor struck a committee to lead the process.
Now, council is being asked to contemplate funding a study to look into a much more detailed business case and building design. I admit to having some sticker shock when I saw the amount attached. I also feel that we should do the best business case and design study we can. It should save us money in the future.
Over to you. What do you think?
Here are the details and rationale from the supplemental budget package:
2014 Kamloops Supplemental Budget Request -Performing Arts Centre Study by Arjun Singh