City Needs to Do the Right Thing

City Needs to Do the Right Thing

The performance agreement between the Wayne Theatre Alliance and Waynesboro’s Economic Development Authority was a part of the financial requirements of the state and national tax credit investors in the restoration of the Wayne Theatre. With the official March opening and the booking of major national performers, the Alliance met their end of the requirements of the agreement.

The agreements like the one between WTA and Waynesboro’s EDA are used by localities all over the country as incentives to economic investment. The agreements are based on trust as one city council cannot enter into an agreement that would bind a future city council. They are rarely defaulted on or canceled.

At press time, Waynesboro has not included the payment due under the agreement in their annual budget. Without the agreement and the trust implicit in the arrangement, the investment of millions of dollars in Waynesboro would not have happened. We trust the City will honor the agreement as we have based our future on that mutual trust. WTA waits for the City do the right thing and fulfill its obligation.

   

Upcoming Events

April 28: Robin and Linda Williams

The Wayne Theatre presents Robin and Linda Williams on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

May 18: The Modern Gentlemen, The Grand Gala and Silent Disco

The Wayne Theatre presents The Modern Gentlemen on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. The event will also feature The Grand Gala: Where the Stars Align with refreshments, a live auction and silent disco.

July 22: Heifetz on Tour

The Wayne Theatre presents a performance of Heifetz on Tour on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m.

July 27: The Quebe Sisters

The Wayne Theatre presents The Quebe Sisters on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

July 29: The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.

     

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