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News: LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs saved from budget slash…for now

Due to its dire fiscal straits, the LA City Council considered a bill this month that would have slashed the funding from LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs. The proposal re-evaluated the $1 tax per $100 in hotel room charges that results in about $10 million of funding per year for the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Due to the intense public outcry that included thousands of emails, letters, and a viral campaign on Twitter and Facebook, the motion to  was “filed” away.

“As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

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