Vancouver City Councilor Jack Burkman wants to know: Have you even seen the city hall in Peoria, Ill.?
I mean, come on.
“I’m sure they can win the contest for having the most ghosts, but it doesn’t compare to our beautiful, modern city hall,” Burkman said of the Midwest city hall, which opened in 1899.
Vancouver City Hall is in a national contest vying for the most “beautiful city hall” and the city councilors want to win.
Mayor Tim Leavitt likened the Vancouver City Hall to the Cinderella of the national city hall tournament.
“Locals knew all along we have an exceptional city hall,” he said.
But now, the rest of the world is about to find out.
The winner gets the Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy, named after Amy Poehler’s character in the television sitcom “Parks and Recreation.” And of course, they also get “extreme bragging rights,” the contest’s organizer, a governmental organization called ELGL, points out.