Oct. 8 — To the Editor:
I see that Councilors McEachern and Splaine want to mandate that the taxpayers pay up to $150,000 taxpayer dollars for some form of artwork outside the new sewer treatment plant on Peirce Island pursuant to the “Percent for Art” ordinance. In a time when we are facing our largest crisis in the last century, these gentlemen want to spend tax dollars on artwork at a plant that treats our excrement. The plant is not even a public place and is fenced off for obvious reasons.
It is clear that the Councilors have taken sides in the culture war, departing from their role of assuring, as neutral observers, that the democratic rules of carrying out their office for the benefit of the city are observed. Many taxpayers do not want expensive artwork outside a non-public sewer treatment plant far out on an island. I would