Who is watching our precious tax dollars?

To the editor:

The taxpayers need complete transparency when it comes to the public-private funding developments that have taken place in Las Vegas and Clark County.

1. The funding for the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas is a public-private deal. With that said, are the ticket prices for all events in line with an average worker’s income? Say, only $20 to $25 for any and all events? I bet the upper crust will cause prices to be way up so Joe Worker will be priced out of ever attending anything. How many times have we seen this happen at various performing arts centers around the country?

2. Prices for the Mob Museum? Rather steep. I bet it goes belly up. Taxpayers will eat that one. Another public/private deal not fully explained to taxpayers.

3. Sooner or later the infamous Las Vegas Monorail will end up being bailed out by taxpayers. Another item not fully explained to taxpayers.

4. And building a new City Hall? You’ve got to be kidding me. A city is almost broke and it builds a new Taj Mahal? For whom? The bureaucrats. Wow.

Here we are in a crisis mode for funding various government programs and money is being spent on stuff that is really not needed.

Who in heaven’s name is allowing such callous spending of our precious tax dollars?

PAUL LACHANCE

LAS VEGAS

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