Apparently the Louisiana Superdome is about to become the God-Bless-America-Dome.
The proposed legislation would require that the LSED contract with a private entity to paint, at no cost to the district, the flag of the United States of America and the phrase “God Bless America”, on the roof of the Louisiana Superdome. The contract shall not be subject to public bidding requirements under the public bid law. The LFO assumes that alternative means of financing such as a SGF appropriation or private funds will be required as this legislation states that this project will be performed “… at no cost to the district”.
The cost to paint the roof of the Superdome in this manner is estimated by the LSED to be approximately $300,000 to $350,000 for the initial painting. In addition, the LSED estimates that approximately $50,000 will be expended annually for maintenance of the painting. Finally, the LSED estimates that the roof will have to be repainted every five years.
$350,000 every 5 years? It’s good thing we fixed those education and unemployment problems so we can concentrate on bullshit like this.