Arts & Culture
12:34 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

EL considers special fee to foster public art

East Lansing boasts of abundant public art, like 'Cassiopeia' on Grand River Avenue.
East Lansing boasts of abundant public art, like 'Cassiopeia' on Grand River Avenue.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

The city of East Lansing bills itself as the "City of the Arts." City officials are considering a measure that some say could strengthen that image. On Wednesday, the city council is expected to take up a proposal dubbed the "Percent for Art."

It would require that one-percent of the total cost of a new development go toward public art.

East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett is a supporter. Current State talks with him about the plan, and also  gets his take on Proposal One in tomorrow’s primary.

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