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File #: 27526    Version: Name: Madison Arts Commission
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2012 In control: MADISON ARTS COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/16/2012 Final action: 10/16/2012
Enactment date: 10/25/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00129
Title: SUBSTITUTE Renumbering and amending Section 8.33 as Section 33.34 of the Madison General Ordinances to update and clarify the functions of the Madison Arts Commission.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. MAC Recommendations for Sub.9.19.12
Fiscal Note
[No expenditure is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Renumbering and amending Section 8.33 as Section 33.34 of the Madison General Ordinances to update and clarify the functions of the Madison Arts Commission.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Currently the ordinance outlining the functions and duties of the Madison Arts Commission is found in Chapter 8, entitled “Public Property.” Most City Commissions are found in Chapter 33, entitled “Boards, Commissions and Committees.” This renumbering places the Arts Commission in that Chapter, and updates and clarifies some of the functions of the Commission.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Section 8.33 entitled “Madison Arts Commission and Madison Arts Commission Plan” of the Madison General Ordinances is renumbered and amended to read as follows:
“8.3333.34 MADISON ARTS COMMISSION AND MADISON ARTS COMMISSION PLAN.
(1) Purpose. With the understanding that all people need and are capable of responding to artistic expression, and that the arts enhance the quality of civic and personal life, the City of Madison is committed to a civic policy which supports the unique value of the arts in all their variety. Through sponsoring artistic activities of its citizens, the City recognizes that a culturally diverse and proud community is one true expression of a democratic society. The arts are an intrinsic expression of human life. Thriving communities enjoy shared experiences of diverse and abundant arts and culture. Arts investments create jobs, leverage private gifts, build a sense of place, invite tourism, revitalize neighborhoods, attract creative people, cultivate democracy, preserve cultural legacy, generate local tax revenue, and enhance our quality of life. The Madison Arts Commission exists to fund artistic activities and support cultural programs that integrate and advance arts and culture as an e...

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