Let's rename it the "Gallows Center for the Arts" for the taxpayers who are hung out to dry (or die). Our area already has enough venues for productions: Turlock Community Theatre, the Bob Hope Theatre (very elegant), Modesto and Downey high school auditoriums and smaller or adjacent places throughout the valley. San Francisco and Sacramento are close.
Modesto citizens need parks. Many areas lack sidewalks. City utility bills go up yearly. We ask for life's necessities. Cultural events are already available. Modesto leaders give us cake, and we end up paying for dessert we don't need or want.
SUE de NIMES