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Budget office: OGS should run The Egg

Board says dissolving authority will impact quality

The Egg in Albany
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Egg in Albany
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The state’s Authorities Budget Office on Thursday proposed dissolving the authority that operates The Egg, citing its board’s “inability to develop and adopt a coherent plan to address the authority’s financial situation.” The move wouldn’t eliminate the venue, but instead place the The Egg under the control of the state’s Office of General Services, which is currently responsible for the facility’s maintenance as well as management of the entire Empire State Plaza. The Egg’s 14-member ...

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mstella
March 1, 2013
6:56 a.m.

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Please do not destroy one of the best performance venues in our area. The lineup of acts at The Egg has been outstanding in recent years. Let us not cheapen the culture of the Capital District by pennypinching. The arts deserve public support.

fore26
March 1, 2013
7:53 a.m.

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Why not have SPAC or Proctors take it over. Both of these board have experience in running facilities like this, not OGS. Proctors is doing the same thing with Capital Rep and now the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga. Consolidation makes sense, but consolidate it with a organization that knows how to run facility like the Egg.

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