Mayor Jerry Sanders issued a memo today recommending that the city temporarily halt its program to fund public art in capital projects like fire stations.
San Diego 6 News reported last night that at the same time as major budget cuts are mandated for fire fighters, there are hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for public art projects at two fire stations.
From the 6 News piece:
Fire fighters say they are being asked to eliminate more than $7 million from their budget, while more than $150,000 is earmarked for a work of art at Station 5 in Hillcrest and the same amount for a project at Station 17 in Mid-City.
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