Leased City-Owned Properties Issue in City Council, 5/19

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 10:26am

The Leased City-Owned Properties/Non-profit Organizations Council File has been scheduled for the Wednesday, May 19th City Council meeting.  This is the full City Council, not the Arts, Parks & Aging Committee as the letter-writing campaign requested.For the background on this issue, please click here.

We are encouraging advocates to do the following:

1. Call your City Council representativeand urge them to oppose the proposal.  Phone numbers can be found at lacity.org/YourGovernment/CityCouncil/index.htm; Arts Deputy contact info can be downloaded here. Suggested talking points:

  • Elimination of the Nonprofit Lease Subsidy will have an immediate negative effect on quality of life in Los Angeles
  • This issue needs to be given a full economic impact review in the Arts, Parks & Aging Committee

2. Get the word out to your networks & patrons about the devastating effect this change could have on communities throughout Los Angeles.  We need to generate as many letters as possible prior to Wednesday's meeting.  Send the letter-writing campaign via Facebook, Twitter and email.

The most successful advocacy campaigns "go viral." Link to letter-writing campaign & information: http://advocate.artsforla.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2801

3. Attend the Los Angeles City Council meetingon May 19th, 2010, to give public testimony regarding the value of the Nonprofit Lease Subsidy Issue and provide a visual show of support within Council chambers. Discussion of the motion will occur between 9a.m. and 1p.m. (agenda will be announced on Monday, 5/17/10) at City Hall, Room 340,  200 North Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Arts for LA will provide additional information as we receive it.  To view all City Council files & information or receive up-to-the-minute updates on this issue, visit cityclerk.lacity.org and search for Council File 08-2762.