Elgin City Council Reups On Artspace
Wednesday night, Elgin’s city council voted to provide another $250,000 of your money to the Artspace project. Hearing our seven fearless leaders describe this “investment’ that will soon be paying off got me thinking…
Just like The Centre, the Bowes Creek Country Club, the $700,000 softball stadium, and oh so many condos, I’m sure this quarter of a million taxpayer dollars will be put to good use. In fact, when the promised return on investment (30% according to some reports) comes rolling in, maybe they’ll even give us back some of the money we’ll soon be earning…
All right, let’s not get crazy; if they can make money this easily, I’d rather have them reinvest my share. If they are such investment gurus, shouldn’t they raise our taxes and invest more? Why would we turn down such free money?
Of course, let us not forget the added benefit of all of the good jobs this project will “create”. After all, turning a so-called eyesore into a vibrant art community takes a lot of work. This “worked” on a national level, so why not in Elgin?
Actually, they could be onto something.
I think a great way to get our name on the map and bring people downtown would be to construct an exact replica of the White House on Walton Island. That sounds like a whole lot of work…and that means a whole lot of new jobs!
Ok, enough with the jokes. I was only being facetious. Those ideas are illogical and absurd. But, when you put seven people in suits, give them microphones, and address them by the stately title “councilman”, instead of John or Bob, ideas like these somehow start to sound logical, and past performances are somehow forgotten.
Here at Elginite headquarters, we have divided opinions on the project, so we’ll be extra curious to hear your thoughts.