Grand Forks Schools Building a $20 Million Dollar Theater, Taxpayers Can’t Afford the $21 Library Mahal

A commenter had a great point. Just recently the Grand Forks School Board decided that we need a new theater at Red River. They also approved a project at the Central High School theater.

Those two projects which the taxpayer is going to start paying for added up to around $20 million.

Now many of the same people think that we need to spend $21 million to build the library. In both cases it’s “for the children.” Although the Library Mahal proponents are also claiming it’s for senior citizens so they can learn Facebook.

Add that to the Wellness Center which many of the taxpayers donated to that’s going to cost around $20 million. Of course that project like the others are going to wind up costing us more.

So the public is already supporting two new mega projects.

When will the greed of the city leaders stop? Dumb question. Greed is in their DNA. The only thing that will stop it will be getting new city leaders.

Tell these guys no. We can’t afford to cater to your every whim.

I'm a Grand Forks native and alumni of North Dakota. I want to be Rob Port when I grow up.

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  • Goon

    Where the hell is all of this money coming from? Most of us in Grand Forks, ND don’t want to pay any more taxes…

  • ndoldman

    couldn’t they just share the Fritz? look at the bright side fargo tax payers helped with the now defunct horse track and it is now the NDSU equine center. maybe it is stelth funding for a mosque(library) and a new fritz.

    • awfulorv

      Didn’t know that NDSU is now a world class equine center. Probably specializing in frostbite effects on horse cocks, at thirty below. Are you telling us they can contribute something about horse medicine that can’t be obtained at Kentucky, or Virginia, or California schools? It’s just another haven for, otherwise unemployed Liberals, with dubious degrees, to hang out in till they retire.

      • ndoldman

        like most higher ed projects they have learned frostbite doesn’t happen when firmly planted in the taxpayers a$$

  • Farley

    So why weren’t you so out spoken against the school theaters? I personally was disgusted that the schools were getting these when their current facilities were quite adequate. I don’t recall reading any dialogue in opposition to that expenditure.

    Why are you so anti city council and not anti school board? The school board is a taxing authority that has already cost the tax payers an additional $20 million…

    • The Whistler

      I would have like to have posted on the theater expansions but I just didn’t have time.

  • greenglass4

    Vote No ! RR theatre did not come up for a vote ! They wouldn’t even debate issue on the radio. KNOX dropped the ball. Open meeting laws violated ! Maybe we can recall/refer the $20 million, what do you guys think ?

    • The Whistler

      Why would the school board ask us? After all the administration said we
      needed it and they know more than we do.