"Your article was interesting (Hoppe, “What I’ll Miss About Bart,” Nov. 14-21). The issue though is not so much the arts as it is the role of government.
When you forcibly take people’s money then what is a legitimate use of that money??
That is the discussion I hope Mayor Ballard will encourage.
I hope every dime we spend in this city is revealed and then in a calm and logical way we can decide whether our city government should be spending money in this manner.
It is clear no matter how much gambling, taxes and usage fees we have our government officials will find a way to spend every last dime of it and then ask for more.