“The mural is a work in progress. I’m not sure where we’ll be at the end of the week. We will have to wait and see what the progress is at that point.”
– city spokesman John Leavitt said today in an email when asked whether a rooftop mural promoting the city as the home of Olympic champions would be completed by the end of this week.
Last week, Leavitt told Councilwoman Angela Dougan that the “latest estimate” to finish the mural was the end of this week.
When the City Council decided to pay for the mural in an 8-1 vote, with Dougan opposed, the hope was to have it finished by the Fourth of July in time for the U.S. Women’s Open.
But even now, more than two weeks after council members had hoped to have the mural complete, the mural doesn’t look anywhere close to being finished. In fact, the artist hasn’t even started painting the picture of hometown hero Henry Cejudo, an Olympic gold medalist who will be featured in the mural.
The photo in this blog post was taken today. Click on the photo to get a better view.