San Diego Arts Funding Could Go Up
In the early 2000s, things were good for local arts organizations. The city of San Diego distributed nearly $11 million in arts funding in 2003.
But through the years, that amount has decreased. Now it stands at just over $7 million.
Today the City Council will consider a plan to get the funding levels back up. That involves allocating a larger portion of hotel room taxes to arts and culture. The five-year blueprint seeks to get funding to about $18 million a year by fiscal year 2017.
The blueprint does not bind the council to any action; it would simply serve as a guideline.
The issue has received support from Mayor Jerry Sanders as well as several council members.