Thursday, May 15, 2008
I did my civic duty again yesterday with the ATAC meeting that was for the 2nd reading of the requests for funds. I did my best to advocate for the arts and cultural events, mostly with success. Our decisions on the requests are non-binding. The administrative committee for the full county council will get our recommendations today and then the full council will vote on each of them. They agree with us most of the time although some politics are involved and they do change some of them. We won't meet again until late fall, when more applications are received. Overall it is an interesting process and I feel I do have an impact on funding for the arts and I think that is important.