I was just reading that the MJ memorial cost the city of LA 1.4 mil.
Initially I figured that the family or the MJ estate should kick in for the cost, however after reading how the local goverment completely screwed up I sure as heck would not expect anyone other than the city to pay for their own screw ups.
Here are a few examples, I am sure more will follow.
After spending most of the weekend telling folks that if you dont have a ticket dont show up they brought in 3200 police expecting 250,000 people to show, when only 1000 showed up they sent 1000 officers home early still leaving 2200 officers to manage them (all on overtime by the way)
They brought in lunches for the police from a restuarant 80 miles away for a cost of $49,000. A local sandwich shop could have provided lunch for about $17,000. Funny thing is when I work overtime my boss still expects me to pay for my own lunch ?
The city set up a website asking for fans to donate to the cost, so far $17,000 has been donated but they are having technical troubles, by the time they get it fixed people will have moved on to the next big news item.
I am all for paying legitimate expenses but goverment excess should come out of their own budgets.