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Re: “Petition Sparks Discussion of City, County Arts Funding

As an update to this story, we have received word from the County Executive's office that under the prior administration the Allegheny County 2% set aside ordinance was unenforced, but that moving forward, "County Executive Fitzgerald has indicated that he will sit down with County Council to review the ordinance and begin taking the steps to implement it in the coming months." If indeed the city ordinances have been in place for Pittsburgh since the late 1970's, I'm quite curious to discover that these ordinances have been unenforceable through all the fluctuations of our economy, up - as well as down for the past 30+ years. Our petition invites all candidates for Mayor and City Council seats to weigh in on this issue and let us know how they would enforce these set-aside ordinances for Public Art. In the meantime, I invite CP readers to review comments made by petition signers. Pittsburgh residents and ex-patriots share their love for Pittsburgh and would like to see the ordinances enforced. Folks from other cities talk about the value of having a viable Percent for Art Program. Just scroll through the Petition Signers section to read the heart-felt comments: http://signon.org/sign/enforce-pittsburghs…

Posted by cpsperanza on 02/15/2013 at 6:27 PM


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