‘THIS ONE IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT.’
You’ve probably heard that line more than once from proponents of the new performing arts centre proposal, and you’ll most certainly hear it again, many times.
There are certainly differences between the proposal defeated in 2015 and the new one, but how significant are they? Is this truly an original idea, something ratepayers haven’t seen before?
Here’s a comparison of the basics of the 2015 concept, and the one that will go to voters next year:
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.