$3M needed to restore Balboa Park Botanical Building
Officials hope to raise money from private donors to complete the project ahead of the 2015 Centennial Celebration of the park. It’s a tough sell after the recent disbanding of the group that was planning the celebration.
“It is not easy to raise funds in Balboa Park right now,” said Carol Chang, Board President of the Balboa Park Conservancy, the non-profit charged with raising money for park projects.
With the recent disbanding of Balboa Park Celebration, Inc., the group that was planning the celebration, public trust has been shaken. More than $2.6 million, half of it public money, was spent with little to show for it. Heavily criticized for secrecy and needing at least $30 million more for the grandiose celebration, the group…
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