I noticed a half-page advertisement in the newspaper last week from the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center asking for donations from the public during these trying times. What an absolute shame so much money was spent by the LVPAC chair and president fighting the city over the downtown plan. The millions they spent, combined with the millions the city and others had to spend to defend the approved plan, could have gone a long way in supporting the Bankhead Theater. I think it's disgraceful and insensitive that the people who divided this community are now reaching out with hat in hand looking for donations while many are losing their jobs.