“Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming said Monday, during the regular meeting of city council, the site for the new art gallery and museum (is) yet to be decided.”
“There hasn’t been a business plan,” said Cumming after Monday’s meeting. “That’s the first thing.”
These are two quotes from the Wednesday Aug. 21 Vernon Morning Star newspaper.
Taxpayers of Vernon, I will not say we were lied to, but from these comments it is apparent that we were never given all the information to make a balanced decision on the borrowing of the money required for this project.
I think in light of the fact that no business plan was ever thought of or made available to us, the taxpayers, this complete idea must be revisited and a new vote taken when all the correct information is made available.
I, for one, know we need a new building, but let’s face it, $45 million for a city of this size when we can use the money to make life easier for many in this town? A smaller but new building (possibly) half the size.
But thanks, Mr. Mayor, for being honest about this project for the first time since this new building began being planned.