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Funding for Leonardo Museum May Have to Wait

Funding for Leonardo Museum May Have to Wait



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Directors of Salt Lake City's Leonardo museum are again asking city leaders for more funding -- but they might not get it.

Directors say they need an additional $13 million to cover rising construction costs and open the doors of the downtown hands-on art, culture and science center in 2009.

They've already tapped the city for a $10.2 million bond and got an additional $1.5 million to pay for renovations to the old city library.

Salt Lake's City Council likes the project, but says they have other priorities.

The city's public safety building is crumbling and voters rejected a bond to build a new facility.

Councilman Carlton Christensen says the Leonardo may have to wait until the public safety issue is resolved.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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