Posted by Joanna, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Oct 1, 2007 at 6:06 pm
"... had their say about whether it's right for the Menlo Park City Council to use taxpayer dollars to restore the Park Theatre [for a private business/enterprise]..."
Whether it's right???
Simple: It's NOT right!!!
There is a building that is old in Menlo Park. Old means historic... right? Yeah, I'll call it historic to raise some eyebrows.
Anyway, I want to start a "members only" club. Menlo Park, give me a $500,000.00 (half MILLION) to restore this old building. If anyone wants to see what the taxpayer's $500,000.00 did, pay me dues to join my club and we'll let you in. Otherwise, you can wait 50 years to come inside my private enterprise/business.
Don't like my idea? Ok... Menlo Park, buy the bulding and spend some cash on fixing up the joint. I want you to give me a below market lease for 50 years and I'll pay it every year. Want to see the inside of the building? Again, pay the dues to enter my private enterprise/business.