Why are we raising money for this project? Shouldn’t the county or state simply fund this project?
It is the County’s responsibility, and as of November 16, they have committed money to the restoration. The Committee was formed in August 2021 and committed itself to raising funds for several reasons. The first was to convince the Supervisors to fund the project. We continue to fundraise after that positive County decision in order to provide furnishings and amenities that construction funds will not provide. Donated funds will also ensure that the Hall remains an accessible venue for locals by supporting funding.
The Vets Hall closed in 2016 –why has it taken so long?
Now that the Board of Supervisors has voted to fund the restoration, how long will it be until it opens?
What will the donated money be spent on?
Why can’t we use some of the extra money pier money?
Pier donations were solicited for and donated to the express purpose of rebuilding the pier. It would be illegal -and unethical- to spend it for anything else.
Didn’t the Lions Club already raise a bunch of money for the Hall selling plaques?
If rents from the Hall are going to pay off the bond/loan, are local organizations going to have higher or unaffordable rents?
Who is going to be managing the building? Will the Lions Club continue to manage the building?
San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation will manage reservations and receive rents. How the Lions or other community groups will be involved will be sorted out during the building process.