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Save L.A.'s Cultural Affairs Department!

by art lover Monday, Mar. 08, 2004 at 5:46 PM
jwilliamson@18thstreet.org

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.



THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE IN THE COMING WEEKS.

THIS IS NOT A DONE DEAL. BUT IT IS A VERY REAL THREAT. HOWEVER, UNLESS YOUR VOICE IS HEARD, AND HEARD NOW, THE MAYOR'S MYOPIC RUBES WILL PREVAIL.

BE NOISY AND GET READY TO CELEBRATE BEATING CITY HALL.

HERE'S HOW TO SAVE CAD



***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 http://www.lacity.org/council.htm (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 jwilliamson@18thstreet.org>.

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



CITY COUNCIL ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS



District 1 - Ed Reyes

(213)-473-7001

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 410

Los Angeles, CA 90012



District 2 - Wendy Greuel

(213)-473-7002

200 N. Spring Street, Rm475

Los Angeles, CA 90012



District 3 - Dennis P. Zine

(213)-473-7003

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 450

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 4 - Tom LaBonge

(213)-473-7004

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 480

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 5 - Jack Weiss

(213)-473-7005

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 440

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 6 -Tony Cardenas

(213)-473-7006

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 455

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 7 - Alex Padilla

(213)-473-7007

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 465

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 8 -Bernard Parks

(213)-473-7008

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 460

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 9 - Jan Perry

(213)-473-7009

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 420

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 10 -Martin Ludlow

(213)-473-7010

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 430

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 11 - Cindy Miscikowski

(213)-473-7011

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 415

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 12 - Greig Smith

213)-473-7012

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 405

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 13 - Eric Garcetti

(213)-473-7013

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 470

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 14 -Antonio Villaraigosa

(213)-473-7014

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 425

Los Angeles, CA 90012

District 15 - Janice Hahn

213)-473-7015

200 N. Spring Street, Rm 435

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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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
ART SCENE MAGAZINE CALLS FOR DEFENSE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPT. Art For A Change Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2004 at 4:02 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
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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
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