imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Save L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department!

by art lover Monday, Mar. 08, 2004 at 5:46 PM

Action Alert! The Arts as Collateral Damage DON'T LET THE BURGHERS OF LOS ANGELES GRIND THE ARTS INTO MAD-COW HAMBURGER. TAKE ACTION, NOW! Everyone receiving this Email has been positively impacted by The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). You've attended events funded by CAD; seen art works that would otherwise never have existed; perhaps received a grant to make or present art; benefited by services and art made by organizations funded by CAD; and maybe even fought a good fight with or against them. You have certainly benefited from their efforts.

Now, under the rubric of "Priority Based Budgeting", an obscure cabal of vulgarian accountants and hack bureaucrats known as "The Mayor's Budget Team" has crafted a way to dismantle and eliminate the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (CAD). Under the guise of "consolidation" its functions will either be eliminated or atomized to corners of non-arts trained agencies.

If Mayor Hahn's gray-suited Philistines have their way here are a few inevitabilities.

* ,500,000 in grants to 250 arts organizations and individuals will disappear.

* Services for almost 350 community arts festivals will be eliminated.

* 22 Neighborhood Arts and Culture Centers, historic preservation efforts, and 170 public art projects will be taken out of the hands of arts professionals.

* The Arts Development fees developers must dedicate to art are now controlled by the arts professionals at CAD. Under the proposed "consolidation", developers will have free rein to designate any project of their whim or fancy as compliant.

* The proposed dismantling of CAD and the scattering of a few saved services will result in a complete loss of a unified cultural voice in the second largest city in the United States.

* A statement will be made that the arts don't matter in our city.

* The quality of life of our citizenry will suffer immensely.





***Call and/or write every City Council Budget & Finance Committee Member and every Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee Member, demanding their support for CAD. Their contact info is at the end of this E-mail, in the City Council list.

***Tell your family and friends to do the same. Only a big loud protest from a spectrum of the citizenry will make the difference.

Budget and Finance Committee

Bernard Parks, Chair

Cindy Miscikowski, Vice Chair

Tony Cardenas

Eric Garcetti

Greig Smith

Arts, Parks, Health & Aging Committee

Tom LaBonge, Chair

Alex Padilla

Martin Ludlow

** Call and/or write every City Council person, demanding their support for retaining an intact Cultural Affairs Department. (If you have limited time, just do your own and let her/him know that you vote.) If you don't know your Councilperson, check out (a list is also provided at the end of this E-mail).

** Write to the L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly, and other papers' editorial pages, expressing your outrage. Where to write is included in every paper's masthead or on the editorial page.

** Attend any City Council meeting you can and sign up for three minutes of free speech. Flood the chambers. Tell them what you think. Tell them you vote.

** Attend the community action meeting addressing this urgent issue. If you want to help with the meeting or need more info than provided here, contact Jan Williamson at>.

Tuesday night 6:30-8:30p.m.

L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center

Village at Ed Gould Plaza

1125 North McCadden Place

We will meet in the Davidson/Valentini Theatre

Light snacks will be provided

Parking is available at no charge across from the theater


District 1 - Ed Reyes


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 410

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 2 - Wendy Greuel


200 N. Spring Street, Rm475

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 3 - Dennis P. Zine


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 450

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 4 - Tom LaBonge


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 480

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 5 - Jack Weiss


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 440

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 6 -Tony Cardenas


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 455

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 7 - Alex Padilla


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 465

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 8 -Bernard Parks


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 460

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 9 - Jan Perry


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 420

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 10 -Martin Ludlow


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 430

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 11 - Cindy Miscikowski


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 415

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 12 - Greig Smith


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 405

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 13 - Eric Garcetti


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 470

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 14 -Antonio Villaraigosa


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 425

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 15 - Janice Hahn


200 N. Spring Street, Rm 435

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 27 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Good Riddance Walker, Texas Plumber Tuesday, Mar. 09, 2004 at 4:34 PM
Who needs art?! sports fan Tuesday, Mar. 09, 2004 at 7:30 PM
Adios, parasites Walker, Texas Plumber Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004 at 2:48 PM
REAL ARTISTS SUFFER real artist Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004 at 3:50 PM
Cultural Affairs Dept. Can't Be Dumped Soon Enough Taxpayer Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004 at 4:40 PM
NO CUTS IN CULTURAL AFFAIRS! MORE MONEY FOR ARTS! More art less war Thursday, Mar. 11, 2004 at 12:36 AM
March 9th Emergency meeting to save CAD (report) Art For A Change Thursday, Mar. 11, 2004 at 10:24 AM
He never studied Art, the poor guy S.S. Sunday, Mar. 14, 2004 at 11:27 PM
the starving artist... not starving here Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004 at 1:41 AM
Garbage = Art Taxpayer Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004 at 5:19 AM
Ignorant Fool Matanza del Estado Friday, Apr. 01, 2005 at 9:10 PM
we've got a bigger problem now DK fan Friday, Apr. 01, 2005 at 10:09 PM
art copies life terrist Saturday, Apr. 02, 2005 at 8:48 AM
picasso and dali were good more rational Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 2:05 PM
Les damoselles d'avignon constipated theories Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 2:45 PM
Picasso and Dali BA Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 3:07 PM
no appreciation l Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 4:07 PM
other artists constipated theories Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 4:36 PM
Constipated BA Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 4:47 PM
so sorry BA Theo Konspirii Sunday, Apr. 03, 2005 at 5:00 PM
Real Art gets done, money or not Walker, Texas Plumber Monday, Apr. 04, 2005 at 12:08 AM
if you don't like it, why keep going more rational Monday, Apr. 04, 2005 at 1:19 AM
i think art should be accessible more rational Monday, Apr. 04, 2005 at 1:32 AM
Senor TioTaco Saturday, May. 28, 2005 at 11:25 AM
Senor TioTaco Saturday, May. 28, 2005 at 11:31 AM

Local News

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 1:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 12:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 12:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 4:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

14 Disturbing Facts About Scott Gottlieb, Trump's FDA Head J20 10:47PM

Behind the scenes at fbi National Academy J20 2:47PM

Treasury Takes Aim at Shell Companies J20 11:18AM

Paraphysique de l'intelligence J20 9:08AM

Oklahoma GOP Senator Jim Inhofe's Bloody Record J20 4:01AM

Globalization: hope on the horizon despite Fake Liberals. J20 3:41AM

Sorry President Trump,Ted Cruz Texas Judicial System,is Worse Than Many Shithole Countries J19 4:49PM

The Shortwave Report 07/20/18 Listen Globally! J19 4:33PM

The System Question as a Survival Question J18 8:54PM

Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control J18 11:55AM

Du pain et des jeux J18 9:53AM

Paraphysique de martyrologie J17 8:00AM

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator J16 11:24AM

Democratic Socialists of America J14 4:57PM

Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's J14 4:18PM

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento J14 12:54AM

FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution? J13 3:52PM

Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians J13 2:59PM

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! J12 4:36PM

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure J12 3:38AM

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud J12 1:50AM

Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner.. J11 6:48PM

June 2018 Honduras coup update J11 3:35PM

Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support J11 1:40PM

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients J11 10:14AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation J11 1:31AM

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why J09 8:54PM

Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme ) J09 12:44PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy