Impassioned appeals appeared to compel Chico’s city council to keep its Art Commission alive last night, if only on paper.
Following the meeting, a commissioner noted that the body hasn’t weighed any new public art since his term began—there hasn’t been any money.
Those facts aren’t likely to change soon.
Though budgets aren’t as tight, Chico is hardly flush with cash. While the commissioners aren’t paid, complying with state open meeting laws and other regulations are a financial burden leaders are unwilling to shoulder.