On another 10-1 vote tonight, the City Council approved funding ArtsPartners from collected Restaurant tax receipts capped at $75,000 per year for the next four years (until 2011). At-large councilman Ryan Spain sang the praises of ArtsPartners, even mirroring the language of ArtsPartners Executive Director Suzette Boulais’ prepared speech. Third district councilman Bob Manning [...]
Councilmen Bob Manning and Ryan Spain listened to ArtsPartners representatives make the case for continued public funding of their organization this morning at City Hall. Although the meeting was called by the mayor, he did not attend. Instead, Dr. Peter Couri led the meeting.
Couri gave a brief history of ArtsPartners and then turned [...]
The city council will be considering whether or not to approve giving ArtsPartners a 2.5% share of the restaurant portion of Peoria’s HRA tax for four more years. Here’s a little background from the council communication:
In 2000, the City and Civic Center amended their Intergovernmental Agreement to provide that ArtsPartners of Central Illinois [...]
Jennifer Davis has a nice article in the Journal Star today (Sunday) about how respect for the Peoria City Council has improved under Ardis’s leadership. I think that’s a pretty accurate statement. “Respect” is hardly a word that would describe the council under Ransburg. I have my criticisms of the council, but overall I [...]