Art Museum money is not a tax

I have something amazing to say: I agree with Ken Michalove in his recent letter about voting to change government if you don't like it (see “Don’t Like Asheville Government? Vote.” Oct. 30 Xpress). Amen. But alas, there it ends.

I am so tired of reading Mr. Michalove's false information about the Art Museum and the City Council. The $2 million appropriation to the museum is not a tax. It is money for a city-owned building on city-owned property for infrastructure. The city is spending money on their own property. Why is that so difficult to understand? For weeks, Mr. Michalove has spewed misinformation to anyone who will read or listen about this appropriation, the current state of the museum and the expansion project. I, for one, am sick of it. I don't have children, but I am very happy to pay taxes for public schools because it is not just about me, but about society and the city that we want for the future. I think it quite healthy to disagree, but unhealthy when the information being given is just plain wrong. I urge you to call the museum or talk to people who actually know the truth. 

I hope you joined Mr. Michalove in voting this year. It is a special responsibility shared by all of us who make up this wonderful city.

— Andrew Glasgow
Asheville
— Andrew Glasgow

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  1. Mitch Russell

    Mr. Glasgow you are to be applauded for realizing and stating that it’s not just about you. Thank you, and my kids thank you too for supporting public education through your taxes.

    Mitch Russell
    Asheville

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