Oh wait, what's that? More late-breaking news from San Diego? Turns out Mayor Sanders really is cutting (some) arts funding:
The City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to suspend about $630,000 in public arts funding at the behest of Mayor Jerry Sanders, who says the spending can’t be justified when the city needs to close a $56.7 million deficit in its $1.1 billion operating budget.
The arts funding in question was a requirement that all major construction jobs have a public art component.
Sigh. What was that, Mayor Sanders, about the arts generating jobs?
Oh, and in case you think this is just one city:
His urging coincides with a similar request from Gov. Jerry Brown, who has suggested that public art be considered on a case-by-case basis as part of his efforts to rid the state of redevelopment agencies.