LETTER: Increased accountability is needed regarding finances

I would like to add my voice to those asking for accountability by those in charge of Vashon Center for the Arts. At the time, decisions were made regarding the theater and gallery. Opinions were expressed. Many preferred a smaller, intimate theater; questions were asked about the financial wisdom of the project; concern was voiced about the need to bring off-island entertainment to afford the center, which would price out many islanders.

The impression that I had was that islanders were free to express their opinions, but Vashon Allied Arts would not consider them as the project was funded by private money. Were they aware that grants given by the state are taxpayer money?

The elegant Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has come to my mind also. I believe our building is not attractive or inviting.

— Teri Thorne

More in Letters to the Editor

Affordable housing: Community-based solution is possible

With respect, a few quick clarifications in response to Gordon Quinlan’s letter… Continue reading

Changing Vashon: New eateries are for the affluent

I applaud the success of “Destination Vashon.” Mission accomplished. You have created… Continue reading

Side of the road is not the place for castoffs

Debbie Butler complained about missing pieces that were taken from a disassembled… Continue reading

Donations to church will go to good cause

A big shout out to the folks who parked their cars and… Continue reading

Downsizing: Let’s try new approach to auctions

After a lifetime of accumulating, most of my generation is intent on… Continue reading

Can we confine fireworks to one day?

The holiday from July 2 to July 7 was expectedly painful and… Continue reading

Citizens must defend their rights

During a political discussion, I was once told I must be from… Continue reading

Water District 19 operators join union

Greetings. It is my pleasure to inform this community that the waterworks… Continue reading

County talks comprehensive plan, climate change

When I read the headline “County talks comprehensive plan,” (July 11), I… Continue reading

Telescopes: Building equipment free to good home

As a physics teacher, I have built many telescopes with my students.… Continue reading

Forest Stewards’ mill benefited the island

I’m deeply disappointed by the news that a suitable place could not… Continue reading

Excitement for Union Workers

We hope to create a much safer and healthier work environment for Water District 19 employees.