- That the new language in the application be deleted;
- That the alternative legal interpretation of the tax code be shard with David Smith, General Council for the city for further review;
- And that the city pledged to work with the arts community to further define the process for the next application cycle if necessary.
Council Member Shade was emphatic about her support for the arts community and arts funding and that the content of the application form was a staff matter and not one requiring council action. We reviewed the same materials and she was in agreement with the general approach outlined with Assistant City Manager Sue Edwards. Council Member Shade anticipated a briefing later today by city staff, but again emphasized that her intent was never to jeopardize funding for the arts community. The meeting went very well and was extremely positive.
I feel our holding together as ONE community has been a stellar achievement. And everyone – each and every one of us, has made a huge difference in this crisis. May we all grow forward from here as we mutually advance, connect, and celebrate our art, culture, and creativity!
With lots of love,