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Santa Clarita City Council forum to focus on the arts

Posted: February 19, 2014 8:07 p.m.
Updated: February 19, 2014 8:07 p.m.

The Arts Alliance of Santa Clarita is sponsoring a Santa Clarita City Council candidates’ forum with a focus on the arts.

“I think it is important to hear a candidate’s position on the arts and arts funding,” said David Stears, executive director for the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival and a member of the Arts Alliance.

Thirteen candidates are running for three of the five seats on the council in the April 8 municipal election.

The forum is scheduled 11:30 a.m. March 1 at CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway in Valencia. Residents are invited to attend.




ricketzz: Posted: February 20, 2014 5:16 a.m.

Really? The City Council decides what is art? To them a bulldozer levelling a hill is a thing of beauty.

scv_donn: Posted: February 20, 2014 6:34 a.m.

Unbelievable. Arts? What are we going to focus on. More lame statues? Let's have a forum on job creation and unemployment. Oh, that might hurt their brains. Vote them all out.

castaicjack: Posted: February 20, 2014 7:00 a.m.

We need to know how they feel about more median beautification and MORE art work on potential roundabouts. After all they have their priorities...

chefgirl358: Posted: February 20, 2014 8:35 a.m.

Is this the same group who spent something like $60k on the Bouquet Bug? Also there was the bug zapper for the Newhall roundabout that was initially planned until people yelled about it. Yeah, that's culture...NOT! If this is the same group, I shudder to think of what else they want to waste our money on in the name of the arts. I know art is subjective, just like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder, but truly I don't think the choices to date have been great by most standards.

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: February 20, 2014 3:57 p.m.

“I think it is important to hear a candidate’s position on the arts and arts funding.”

I THINK it is important to hear a candidate's position on what they plan on doing about the chloride tax scam, the loss of our water resources, the billboard scam and what plans they have in the event of a surplus of our money. Currently, the extra money seems to be burning a hole in the council's pocket.

lars1: Posted: February 21, 2014 2:32 p.m.

For those of you expecting to see the cadidates discuss serious issues...DREAM ON! The upcoming City Council meeting concerning billboards (February 25) has not made it to the Signal's pages. Although the Signal has been around for 95 years, if they are not cautious dealing with the city, the city may put them out of business just as the city has done and is doing for other long time local business. The Signal had no story about the Valencia residents that were at the planning commission meeting arguing against the cell phone tower going up in Valencia. Note: The planning commission approved the cell phone tower anyway. --edited.

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