Letters to the Editor

Expensive museums

The Miami-Dade County Commission is currently debating the request for funding of a Cuban, and in the name of fairness, a black history museum that we cannot afford.

The building of these museums will inevitably wind up costing millions a year to subsidize simply due to the fact that attendance will not be enough to sustain their existence.

This is currently the case with both Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Pérez Art Miami Museum.

We cannot allow these public officials to further worsen existing burdens on taxpayers to operate museums and ballparks that cannot sustain themselves.

Our planning for a quality environment needs to take precedence over these ill-advised projects brought forward by people who will not be in office long enough to see the failure that they eventually become.

Wilfred Lara, Miami