Bad news for the Farmers Market Pavilion

In the Tribune tonight:

JEFFERSON CITY — At some point yesterday during the House Budget Committee’s feast on federal funds, word went out that Columbia had enough.

After all, there was $31.2 million for a new Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, $20 million for a new State Historical Society of Missouri building and $20 million in maintenance and repair funds for the University of Missouri.

So when state Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, tried to snag $2.6 million in federal budget stabilization funds for a pavilion at the Columbia Farmers Market, his request was rejected.



Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

2 thoughts

  1. Don’t read the comment thread on that one, it’ll make your head spin. I’ve got nothing against disagreeing with stimulus money, but the sheer amount of misinformation and foolishness on that thread is just galling. It’s all I can do not to wade in there and try to correct all the mess, just for the record.

    Way to go, Mizzou. Suck up $70 million more dollars and kill any other worthwhile projects within 30 miles of Columbia.

    I particularly love that the City chose today to announce their $20million white elephant parking tower. Take a couple floors off that sucker and you’ve got your pavilion with parking spaces to spare. Unbelievable.

  2. Well, if the pavilion is built entirely (or mostly) of private fundraising, all the n’er do well commenters can feel good about shopping at the market again, you betcha.

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