Hi folks. Many of you are aware that the Clark County Library District raised the rental rates for the theater venues astronomically. This has forced the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive to raise class and show ticket prices in order to try to cover the $3,000 in additional rental fees for the 2012 event.
Not only has this affected the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive, there are tons of other local theater groups that have been affected including Signature Productions, Broadway Bound, James Seastrand Helping Hands, Clark County Children's Choir, The Austin Dancers Academy, Trudy Marshall-Piano Teacher, Drama Kids, Las Vegas Highland Dance Association, Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts, & Las Vegas Ballet Company.
Many of you have already signed the online petition (currently at 1775 signatures) or the paper petition (currently at 3000 signatures). So far, we've collected 4775 signatures, which is a mere 225 shy of the 5,000 signature goal.
NOW THERE IS SOMETHING MORE YOU CAN DO.
Please attend the next Board of Trustees meeting June 14th 6pm at the West Las Vegas Library at 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd off Martin Luther King near the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy.
Please consider attending this open meeting and signing up for Public Comment. You will be allotted 3 minutes to address the Board. Your comments do not need to be memorized. They will in turn not address you back, but your comments will be placed on record. If you don't feel comfortable speaking, that's OK too. Please don't feel obligated to sign-up for Public Comment. Your presence alone will show the Board of Trustees that you care about this issue.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SayNoToCCLDOnline petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/lvccld-board-of-trustees-substantially-reduce-rental-technician-fees-for-performing-arts-centers
For specific details about why the initial budget analysis was flawed, please email Marci Riedy, [masked].