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L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block
L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape. The unspent funds were rendered all but useless in 2007 when then-City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo ruled that the fees developers are required to pay to fund public art had to be spent within a one-block radius of the construction project that generated the fees. Since it doesn't make sense to install artworks or put on cultural events in every block where a building has been newly built or renovated — in a warehouse district or industrial...

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