Event Center goes from $32 million to $39 million – Oh Well!

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According to City of Rocky Mount official the “proposed” Event Center will cost $32 million.  City Manager Charles Penny was quoted in April that the “the guaranteed maximum cost of the potential facility is $32 million. The city is looking to be approved for $15 million in new market tax credits before moving forward to the next stage that will include getting local government consent.”

So why is this project now costing taxpayers $39 million?  According to the Rocky Mount Telegram NC Senator Angela Bryant encouraged people to get involved regarding school funding by saying ““It’s not the county commissioners’ money, it’s your money.” Well we agree and hope she would say the same about The Rocky Mount City Council.””

We encourage you to attend the City of Rocky Mount City Council meeting to have your voices heard.  This meeting will be held Monday, August 8, 2016, 7 – 9pm in the City Council Chamber of City Hall.



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