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Published February 26, 2013, 10:02 AM

Finance Committee Wants Explanation for Arts Program Funding

City leaders decided to withhold funding pertaining to arts programs for some popular special assistance organizations at tonight's Finance Committee meeting.

City leaders decided to withhold funding pertaining to arts programs for some popular special assistance organizations at tonight's Finance Committee meeting.

Leaders questioned the reason for allocating funds from the Norther Valley Arts Council to organizations whose missions aren't centered around arts. It's not that councilmen think organizations like valley memorial homes and the listen center would use the funds in an inappropriate way, but the guidelines call for the mission of the organization to directly relate to arts and culture, something they think needs more explanation. The council didn't disapprove the funding they're just withholding it for the next two weeks so NOVAC has time to explain exactly what these funds will be used for.

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