NY City Council Passes Legislation Requiring a Comprehensive Cultural Plan
4.29.2015Yesterday, the New York City Council unanimously passed legislation introduced by Council Members Levin and Van Bramer which requires the city to create a comprehensive cultural plan. The Cultural Plan will be administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs with a robust community engagement process that empowers the cultural community.
You can read more about the Cultural Plan bill in Council Member Van Bramer's email, on Council Member Levin's Tumblr page, which includes a quote from One Percent for Culture's, Executive Director, Heather Woodfield, and in the New York Times.
The full text of the legislation can be found here.
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