Save ECPACMeeting Report 09 Apr 2012

AGENDA / Report
  • Introductions / Attendees:
    • Ray Lutz
    • John Gibson
    • Daryl Priest
    • Councilmember Bill Wells (Came a bit late)
    • Duane Swainston
    • Bob Jasak
    • Art Ballantyne
    • Wendy Hutson
    • Former Mayor Joan Shoemaker
    • Miriam Raftery
    • Ivars Bezdechi
    • Shirley Stowers
    • Allan Goetz
    • Scott Alvey, CEO East County Chamber of Commerce
    • Emmalea Moorman
    • Paul Russell
    • Lisa Saneda
    • Bette Pegas
    • Tom & Glenda Comeau

  • Background
    • Originally, Arthur E. Neal et al wanted to use Rea St. property for a hotel.
    • CA Supreme court ruling, Redev. Dist. is dissolved in Jan Ruling.
    • Deal Jumped from Rea St. to This other deal involving ECPAC
      • City would be on the hook for $20M in general obligation bonds

  • Theater Status
    • "Roof leaking along the bricks"
      • New one to last > 10 years would be ~ $100K

  • How much will this cost?
    • Tour of theater -- not set up yet, have called Ron Turner, Dir Public Works to see if we could walk through it.
    • Review changes proposed by Kurt Swanson
    • Tour scheduled for Monday, April 23, 3pm. -- Meet at ECPAC.
  • Who is Included:
    • Economic Cluster -- Need to reach out to Taylor Guitar and Deering Banjo.
    • Downtown Merchants Assoc. -- Daryl Priest
  • How?
    • Theater District -- perhaps est. special district that could provide tax dollars for the theater.
    • Direct Funding
    • Can't accept donations?
      • National Center for the Arts?

  • Components of a plan
    • Cost to Fix Theater -- task force
    • Mission -- decide what it is supposed to do.
      • Public use facility / not just arts center.
    • Who / How will it be run
    • Operating Funds
      • Grants, Donations, Subsidy
      • Cluster Economic Bus community
    • Prop H. School funds
      • Councilmember Bill Wells presented this idea, and has already broached it with GUHSD Superintendent.
      • Funds from Prop H have been earmarked for performance facilities in high schools. Some local high schools, say 5-6 of them that are close by, may be able to use ECPAC for high school performances, special events, theater training, etc.
      • Will need to explore whether this meets vision to have community performing arts center that will stimulate economic growth.
      • Letter from group to H.S. Superintendent would be an appropriate next step.
      • Mr. Jasak said he is good with that sort of thing and will take a crack at a draft.

  • Review of Kurt Swanson's Plan

  • Meeting Place
    • Chamber of Commerce says we can use the meeting room whenever we need to. Will meet again at this location on Monday, April 23, 5pm to 7pm.

  • Admin
    • Under COPS 501c3 for now
Topic revision: r5 - 2012-04-24, RaymondLutz
 

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