Fiscal Crisis Slams Cultural Affairs Dep’t

There's a proposal to cut the staff of the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department by almost half and to deprive the department of its primary source of revenue, the 1 percent hotel tax. Arts for LA makes it easy to write your councilperson, even if you're not sure who s/he is. The Cultural Affairs department runs the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery and offers arts programs to families that can't easily afford the fees our big museums charge. [Via]
UPDATE: A mass calling of council member offices is planned for Tuesday at 2 to 4 PM. More here.