PETITION TO REJECT PUBLIC FUNDING OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Whereas: The Center for the Arts has failed to prove it can raise the private money donations it originally intended, and cannot prove with any reasonable certainty it would be an economically sustainable venture for the County Taxpayers;
Whereas: The Center for the Fine Arts will increase the debt burden of Harford County substantially in a time when the county should be focused on reducing our debt obligations and ensuring a financially stable future for the children of this County;
Whereas: The land desired by the Center is the current property of the County Taxpayers, and was granted for use to preserve our Cultural Heritage, not to create an urbanized complex to be used by a small percentage of county residents;
Therefore: We the Citizens of Harford County hereby demand that any and all monies, grants and proposals put forth in support of the Center for the Arts be REJECTED by the officials elected to protect this county, and that any future plans considered for the land be economically viable, be compatible with our county’s history and atmosphere, and be available for public view on the Harford County Government website.