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File #: 21-0857    Version: 1
Type: information Status: Filed
File created: 9/1/2021 In control: Arts Commission
Agenda date: 9/9/2021 Final action: 9/9/2021
Title: Cultural Access

Title

Cultural Access

 

Recommended Action

Information only. No action requested.

 

Report

Issue:

Discussion on Cultural Access legislation and potential for Olympia.

 

Staff Contact:

Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager, Parks, Arts and Recreation, 360.709.2678

 

Presenter(s):

Marygrace Goddu, Arts, Cultures & Heritage Coordinator

 

Background and Analysis:

In 2015 the Washington State Legislature created a program authorizing local governments to raise revenue from voter-approved sales or property taxes to strengthen access to cultural organizations and their public programming (RCW 36.160).

Currently, Tacoma is the only municipality to have created a Cultural Access Program in Washington state, through a voter-approved sales tax, known as Tacoma Creates.

Ms. Goddu will provide a briefing on Cultural Access and the plans underway for a proposition to be placed on the April 2022 ballot for voter approval in Olympia, for the purpose of supporting cultural institutions and extending their reach within our community.

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

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Options:

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Financial Impact:

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