Monday, April 20, 2009

Update: 2 more weeks to let the finance committee know you favor fair arts grants

The Finance Committee of Cincinnati City Council decided to table the C Smith photography project proposal until their next meeting in 2 weeks in order to give Mr. Smith an opportunity to appear.

Kate Kern and I (Kristin Dietsche) both spoke at the meeting in favor of restoring the $20,000 budgeted for the C. Smith Photography project to the Individual Artist Grant program for this year.

No one spoke in favor of the proposal.

Council Member Chris Bortz prepared a motion to return the full $20,000 to the Arts grant program so that the funds could be awarded through the established process.

Council Member Leslie Ghiz has already signed this Motion.

Please email or call the other members of the Finance Committee (listed below) and let them know that you support a fair and open arts grant process.

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