It appears in the midst of huge budget cuts, the City of Phoenix has decided to drop $2.5 Million on a contract with Caid Industries out of Tucson to construct an sculpture by Massachusetts artist, Janet Echelman. (Read Agenda)
According to the City of Phoenix government website the council approved Item 82 by a vote of 5-3 on Tuesday.
The project is scheduled for completion in November, 2008 but is likely to be delayed into 2009.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love the arts. But do Phoenicians really want their tax dollars be spent on art projects in the middle of a budget crisis?