Quote: Rick Kowalczyk on promoting Half Moon Bay

I don’t think a study promotes tourism. I think having a guy playing the piano on the bluffs, getting national attention, that promotes tourism.

Half Moon Bay Mayor Rick Kowalczyk, as quoted in the Half Moon Bay Review. The City Council voted to spend almost $100,000 on an economic development study to address “vacant buildings downtown and the loss of successful startups.”  Mauro Ffortissimo, the artist who installed a piano on the bluffs to wide acclaim and press attention, received no assistance from the City Council and was forced to remove his piano installation by the city’s code enforcement officer. Overall spending by Half Moon Bay on the arts, this year as in years past, appears to be approximately zero.

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