99 Blocks reports:

It appears the $30 million bond referendum for a downtown performing arts center is coming off the table.

At a news conference this afternoon, Walker Sanders, who heads the Performing Arts Center task force, said he will recommend to the city council that they consider other financing options.

“What we would suggest to the city is that there is a general sense that a single-focus $30 million bond is not the best way to fund a performing arts center,” Sanders said.

When asked if a $30 million bond referendum could get voter approval in November, he said “probably not.”

The Rhino’s John Hammer wrote last week it’s going to be extremely tough” for Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins to put together five votes to put a $30 million bond on the ballot. If that’s the case, then forget about COPs.