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Santa Maria approves public art plan, rejects art fund

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of a master public art plan, but rejected a proposed ordinance to create a city art fund.

The rejected ordinance would have established fees on building permits in order to provide money towards the art fund.

The goal of this plan is to provide more opportunities for artists in Santa Maria and encourage residents to go outside and enjoy their city more often.

This vote comes two years after a similar plan that was halted after local developers objected to it.

The developers said the fees they would be charged were too high.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is among those who opposed the art fund.

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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