Jim Richerson, president and CEO of Lakeview Museum says only 20% of Peorians are against a downtown museum. The real question is do taxpayers want to fund this museum or leave it at the current site. This is in no way a scientific poll but it will give an idea of the support, or lack of, for taxpayers funding this museum.
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Judi Wood, United States6 years ago
Kevin Roecker, United States7 years ago Comments: Build it if they want, but not by the way of property, sales or any other increase in taxes to fund and support it. Increases in those type of taxes should pay for basic public services not museums or other such places.
C. J. Summers, United States7 years ago Comments: I'm not inherently against having tax money pay for civic buildings, like a museum. However, in this case, I cannot support using tax dollars for this project. The main reason this project is so expensive is because it includes Lakeview's Art and Science museum and Planetarium. If Lakeview were to stay at its current location and the downtown museum were to only include the history and achievement elements of the museum, I believe it could be accomplished using the funds already raised to date. I do not see any justification for moving Lakeview Museum downtown at taxpayer expense. Thus, I can't support the use property, sales, or any other type of tax for this project.
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