City passes new blueprint for arts, culture
The Sacramento City Council on July 3 adopted Creative Edge, a new blueprint for growth in the arts and culture of our city.
The plan is the product of an extensive community involvement process that included 10 community forums, two town halls and the surveying of 1,709 city residents. Arts education and arts programming for youth emerged as one of the top priorities of city residents, with 88 percent of those surveyed agreeing on its importance.
"For 40 years, arts, music and theater have been shoved aside in our schools," said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who recently launched an initiative to restore arts education in schools county-wide. "There is no time to waste."
Click here to hear Mayor Steinberg's interview with KCRA about the new Creative Edge plan.