The board of supervisors has approved issuing $4 million in urban renewal revenue bonds for the Riley Performing Arts Center.
Supervisor Craig Hitt praised the plan. Supervisor Ray Boswell did not agree.
"Let's remember that this $4 million goes to a $30 million plus project in downtown Meridian that's already under way," said Hitt.
"I'm saying this has been passed and I'm saying that the people have not felt it yet, is what I'm saying. They're fixing to feel this $4 million," Boswell said.
The money will be used to help defray the cost of acquisition, construction and equipping the former Marks Rothenberg Building and the Opera House.
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