- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Traverse City officials are considering a proposed ordinance to establish a public arts commission.

City commissioners will review the ordinance that would establish a public arts trust fund with tax dollars and an arts commission to create a master plan for the city. The arts commission would recommend conceptual projects to the city commission for approval and an appointed panel of art professionals would help select artists and contracts for approved projects.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle (https://bit.ly/1tJHYUV ) reports some commissioners are concerned the move would lead to a memorial of late Downtown Development Authority Director Bryan Crough.

Commissioner Jim Carruthers is concerned the bust would open the floodgates. He says artwork memorializing people should be limited to historical figures or residents whose contributions have stood the test of time.

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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