Re: "McNulty: Museum cost justified," News, Jan. 25.
Sorry Bill, but I have to disagree with you on this one. These proposed expenditures of $575,000 (city) + $2.5 million from the province + $1.5 million over three years from Oval Corporation and, let us not forget, the $1 million sponsorship money, will certainly buy the Cadillac operation that you, the city and the Oval Corporation are looking for, but at the taxpayer expense.
To a mere mortal, this seems like a lot of money, but to the empire builders down by the river, I guess it's just another day at the office. Champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
Previous rosy predictions of thousands of museum visitors paying $10-$15 dollars is overly optimistic, I believe.
This monolith has become a bottomless money pit sucking the life from Richmond's other sporting interests.
Council doesn't appear to be able to say no to these guys. The Olympic circus left town two years ago, but it is looking like all the little children are still captivated with it.
Let's hear from the taxpaying public on this one. It's your money.
David L. Merke Richmond