Maxed Out 

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Ownership has its privileges. It also has its responsibilities. Such as covering the shortfall in operating revenue for such a white… er, facility. Not to mention the delicate balance between meeting the long-thwarted desires of the tennis people — of which I am not one, just in case you were wondering — who will, no doubt, complain about losing balls inside the engine compartments of the cars parked in the middle of their courts.

Maybe this is a good deal; maybe not. Personally, I’d like to see what happens this March when the agreement to backstop the never-ending debt — not to mention the operating shortfall — at MY Place comes up for renewal before the muni takes on yet another infrastructure obligation.

Last Warning: Last leftover.

Can someone please explain why they think Lot 1/9 is a good place to put an Olympics™ medals ceremony thingie? Other than sticking it in the tennis court/exhibition hall, I can’t imagine a more out-of-the-way place. Instead of building something else we have to come up with an after-the-Olympics™ use for, why not borrow a page from WSSF and just erect a TEMPORARY medals plaza right at the base of Whistler mountain where (1) people will see it and (2) people will be drawn to it. True, it wouldn’t cost as much or leave us with another legacy, but it might actually make more sense and generate even more excitement.

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