As a citizen of Federal Way I feel that Linda Pratt’s letter and concerns about the Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) are well formed.
Her concept was that information is needed for the public to know before spending their hard-earned tax dollars. She is asking for a basic business plan — nothing more than any investor would ask before starting up a business.
I believe our Federal Way staff has worked very hard to conceptualize a PACC for our downtown city core. I have been on committees, have spoken before the council on behalf of a PACC, and have supported this project as an Arts Commissioner.
I am looking forward to the September meeting and having some of these questions answered.
Questions I get from friends: How much for parking? Are ticket prices going to increase? Is it cheaper for me to go to Dumas Bay and St. Luke's?
I can’t answer this at this point. I think this is up to our Chamber of Commerce, our school district and our arts groups and whoever develops an overall business plan.
I thank everyone who has worked hours and hours on this project.
Maureen Hathaway, Federal Way