Chris Collins: Running Culture like a Business
by Buck Quigley - posted 1:17 pm, April 15, 2010
Click here to see today’s report from the Erie County Comptroller’s office, detailing the hoops that cultural organizations have been made to jump through under his leadership. The text of the report explains the situation, while Appendix D (last page) gives you the bottom line as of April 9, 2010.
Of the 55 organizations listed for legislature funding in 2010, only 24 contracts have arrived at the comptroller’s office, and no organization can be paid unless a valid contract is on file there. The report details how the Collins administration altered the basic contracts, requiring each agency to expand their board of directors to include new members appointed by the county executive.
Just think about that.
I mean, would a ballet company get a seat at the table if it were to offer lap dances to the Collins-appointed board member?
That’s a JOKE, get it? Sheesh! You artsy types have no sense of humor at all! I’m going back to Spaulding Lake!