By: Diane Benjamin
Jamie Mathy urged citizens to look at the upcoming shows at the BCPA during Aldermen comments at last night’s Council meeting. He claimed a show that costs $100 in Chicago could be only $30 here. See upcoming events: https://www.artsblooming.org/events/calendar
Meanwhile, the last event report posted for the BCPA was a show held in mid November: https://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-1784
The last event report posted at the Coliseum is dated 11/23/19. https://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-1694
A tab has yet to be created for 2020. https://www.cityblm.org/government/advanced-components/documents/-folder-416
Maybe no events have taken place. They do have some upcoming events: https://www.grossingermotorsarena.com/events-and-tickets/calendar
I will continue to say:
- government isn’t qualified to be in the entertainment business
- since government is, citizens deserve accountability
Citizens were failed at the Coliseum. Most the Council, the Mayor, and previous City Manager didn’t care about obvious problems when CIAM managed the it. Citizens still have no justice since the trials have been delayed numerous times.
The BCPA and Creativity Center are no better. Taxpayers are paying a fundraiser but aren’t allowed to know how much she raised. Brilliant. It takes months to get event reports which aren’t even complete.
Repeat: Government isn’t qualified to be in the entertainment business!
The BCPA and Creativity Center should be given to the Friends of the BCPA. Both would fold within a year.