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Creative bond spending ahoy
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano
This past November, voters approved a number of bonds, including the closely watched $12 million Proposition B. That money, according to the ballot language, is earmarked for “planning, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, and equipping community and cultural facilities, libraries, museums, and cultural and creative arts facilities, and acquiring land and interests in land and property necessary to do so; and the levy of a tax sufficient to pay for the bonds and notes.” According to a post by Mayor Steve Adler, there are several factions working on how, exactly, the money will be spent. Adler wrote, “In addition to any projects being developed by city staff or Council, my understanding is that the Arts and Music Commissions currently have a joint working group that is soliciting input and will be recommending ideas to the City Council this spring. I look forward to the full Council considering all of these options so that we can include this funding in the bond appropriations as a part of the budget process this coming summer.” We do, too.
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