The Creative Alliance was very excited to see CreateAustin become approved by the City Council.
From Cookie Ruiz’s Speech to the Council
“Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and Council Members,
In December of 2006 a diverse group of 75 Community Leaders accepted the charge of developing a Cultural Plan for Austin for the next 10 years. Along the way we worked with hundreds of Austin’s working artists, organizations and representatives of a broad array of creative enterprises…listening to their needs and concerns. Somewhere in the process we experienced a dramatic shift….we moved from a collection of disparate artistic genres and disciplines comprised of organizations and individuals…. to a collective creative community that annually generates $2.2B in economic activity and is responsible for 44,000 jobs.
So what have we accomplished since our briefing in these chambers two years ago? As the consultant contract ended, a group of citizens gathered in September of 2008 and committed to never let this investment of time and resources sit on the shelf…Our citizen volunteers decided to keep moving forward with a second phase of the process… the process of prioritization…using personal resources and time. We reviewed the plan’s top 10 recommendations and decided to dig more deeply into the following areas in order to establish clear priorities for implementation….. (See Full text of speech: Final Endorsement)”
Also- Check out the Official Resolution Here.
Thanks for rolling out, Austin Arts Community! Was wonderful to see so many of you stand in support of CreateAustin!