I can’t help but wonder if the objection of the …

Comment on Can government afford cultural discord gallery is creating?   by James T Smerk.

I can’t help but wonder if the objection of the project location is really being driven by the majority of the town or just the hundred or so people that appear to attend these events and be most vocal.
The only reason I say that is because of a town of 25,000 or so it seems like a poor turnout if the majority are really against the idea … clicking on a button is one thing but going out of your way and turning up and really showing you care is another.
Also, I would think if the TOs really didn’t want it (there) they would turn up in larger numbers and be more vocal or organise their own meeting (with all TOs attending) to discuss and put their thoughts in writing to Government (and newspapers) to start a more formal process and discussion.

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