I'll ignore your rudeness, Tommy. It solves nothing. To follow the Gem money trail, I suggest you start at the beginning. Who wrote the grant? What "federal government money" was taken for years? Whose taxes were raised for this project? I highly doubt the feds, even with all their wasteful spending, would keep pouring money into one old theatre in one small town--no matter how special it is--without getting a return back on their investment...<quoted text>NO, S---- A--it has not taken me that long. im saying they have gotten away with being criminals taking grants and money from the federal goverment for years and they keep getting away with it.
Or did the money instead come from a charitable organization? And is this same foundation still donating money when it appears no work is being done on the place? Have they approached the city to find out what the holdup is? What action have they taken to see the work completed or to recoup their money? Have any other grants been written since the initial one of what was it?$20,000?
If the money was raised from the good-heartedness of your citizens--who were then taken advantage of--then shame on whomever did it. Not sure they broke any laws...at least not any laws they can't get around...Not unless the citizens band together, hire a lawyer, and file a lawsuit. And with most of your townspeople just struggling to make a living, that's gonna be hard.