New operator for Rose Center theater?

ROSE CENTER theater in Westminster.

ROSE CENTER theater in Westminster.

A proposal to make a change in the management of the city-owned Rose Center complex is on Wednesday’s agenda of the Westminster City Council. Councilman Tyler Diep is urging the council to cut ties with the present management of the theater/gallery part of the cultural arts building in the Civic Center area and seek other operators.

According to Diep, the city annually spends $70,000 for the operation and maintenance of the theater and gallery, and the revenues from ticket sales don’t cover that amount. He’s hoping a new operator can be found to turn the building into a “self-sustaining, cost neutral asset to the city.”

The Rose Center Foundation Board of Directors includes Councilwoman Margie Rice and former Councilwoman Diana Carey, who was defeated on Nov. 8 in her bid for re-election.

The meeting is set to start at 7 p.m. at the council chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd., east of Beach Boulevard.


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