I understand that the Gainesville City Council is considering leasing the Georgia Mountains Center to Brenau University for additional school space. I strongly oppose this as do many other people since this will no longer provide a venue for entertainment (including our local talent) and community groups of all kinds. There is no other facility in the area for these events.
I understand that in these hard economic times the city is looking at possible solutions to bring in more money but I'm sure that all of the above events also bring in untold dollars in support of local businesses who in turn provide revenue to the city.
If you have a say in this matter, please do not support this idea.
Barbara J. Kaas