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Mayor’s budget: dedicated funding for arts

image_fundingMayor Greg Nickels today presented to the City Council his proposed 2010 budget, which maintains funding for arts grants and sends 75 percent of city-admission-tax revenues to Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. For complete details on Mayor Nickels’ 2010 Proposed Budget, visit his homepage.

This is very good news in the wake of a major national recession and underscores the importance of arts and culture in a healthy city.

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