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Urban Politics #138: Creating Space For Artists

September 26th, 2002

For some time now many of Seattle’s blue collar workers who traditionally lived and worked in downtown and other close-in neighborhoods have been pushed out of the City by high rents. People, who work in the arts industry, including artists, comprise a significant portion of these displaced workers. A new nation-wide study by Americans For The Arts reports that in 2000 $134 billion was produced in total economic arts activity in the U.S. This activity generated 4.8 million full-time equivalent jobs, $89.4 billion in household income, and $6.6 billion in local government tax revenues. Ironically, most workers in the arts can no longer afford to live in the urban areas to which their activities initially brought economic viability.

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Urban Politics #109: A Roundtable Discussion On Artists’ Spaces

May 20th, 2001

Join me this Tuesday, May 22, 2001,from 10:30AM to 12:00 PM at The Dome Room in the Arctic Building, 700 3rd Ave, at 3rd Ave & Cherry Street. (enter through the side entrance, off Cherry Street) for a discussion on artists’ spaces.

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Urban Politics #51: How Much Money Do We Have?

November 18th, 1998

The City Government had a total budget of approx. $1.93 billion in 1998. The new proposed budget for 1999 would be $2.04 billion. But three-quarter of these funds is outside of the general fund. They are flow-through funds from other jurisdictions like the State and the Federal Government or are from our City owned utilities, with revenues that cannot be commingled with our general funds.

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