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Palo Alto Art Center preps for opening day

Original post made on Aug 28, 2012

Just weeks before the Palo Alto Art Center reopens to the public on Oct. 6, its galleries and other spaces glow with new paint and lighting, and even the art center's front entrance looks brighter with paler new fiberglass above and the absence of two giant, sun-blocking ferns below.

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Posted by Carol
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

The new beautifully upgraded Palo Alto Art Center Building is a fantastic addition to our community and the entire area. Thank you City of Palo Alto in partnership with the Art Center Foundation and so many generous supporters for making this building an extraordinary center.

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Posted by Marrol
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I'm sure the completed work will be fabulous. I only question whether or not a multi-million project like this was wise or justifiable considering the ongoing budget deficit and inability to fund essential needs in infrastructure and public safety. I realize that the foundation contributed to this project in the form of private donations, but I'm quite sure a considerable figure in public dollars had to be utilized.

Projects like these which are desirable, but certainly not essential is a big reason why the city cannot balance it's budget and fund our critical civic needs. We cannot continue to spend frivolously and expect the solution to be yet another bond measure and tax increase. Our city leaders and elected officials must be held accountable to responsible and wise spending.

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Posted by John Morganson
a resident of Duveneck School
on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

This thing looks straight out of 1992. Was this really the best design we could get?

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