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Wilder Complicit in CenterStage Waste 

I have to take issue with Williamson and Howard's assertion that Mayor Wilder somehow "bucked the corporate elite" in funding their CenterStage boondoggle ("Wilder's First Term," Back Page, May 14).

Yes, he made a stink about it in 2005, but then in 2007 asked council to hold special hearings to approve the mess -- which they gladly did. They were all — even Wilder — complicit in giving away millions in taxpayer money to the secretive Virginia Performing Arts Foundation, which has used our money to enrich themselves personally, as well as utterly fail at building their silly CenterStage.

Stuart Squier
Richmond



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