Dec10thBudget

BEAUTIFULCITY.CA BUDGET BLAST-OUT 

Well Hello BeautifulCity!

With the billboard tax being upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada, one of the last barriers to the funds going to art have been passed! The next step is to secure the funds within this budget cycle and get them flowing into the arts community.

You can help make this happen by attending deputations, coming to the town hall, contacting Budget Committee and helping spread the word.

Please take some time to make your voice heard. 


1) ATTEND DEPUTATIONS AND SIGN-UP TO SPEAK
Budget Committee meets on Monday, December 10th in Committee Room 1 to hear from the public. Proceedings start at 9:30am and go late. Please attend and show your support for the arts and building healthy, vibrant communities. To speak / make a deputation, please contact buc@toronto.ca and sign-up by this Friday, Dec. 7th at 4pm. The Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC) is also having a deputations training session this Thursday (today) with availability for coaching on Sunday. Contact Claire at claire@thetyc.ca for more info. For some key arguments and facts to use, please see: http://bit.ly/SBxW3g .


2) SAVE THE DATE!
The 'Collections' Art Jam & Town Hall will happen January 15th at 7pm at City Hall.


3) CONTACT BUDGET COMMITTEE
Let Budget Committee know how important it is that the billboard tax go to art. Please remember that a quick phone call, or a small custom message with personal testimony about the value of art only takes a few minutes longer and is far more effective than spamming them all at once. Please send your message or call by Tuesday, Dec. 11th. If you need a template letter or some facts and info please, check this: http://bit.ly/VxcFLb

Below are the Budget Committee Members to connect with:

Councillor John Parker | Ward 26 Don Valley West | councillor_parker@toronto.ca | 416-392-0215 | www.johnparker.ca | @johnparker26

Councillor Mike Del Grande | Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt | councillor_delgrande@toronto.ca | 416-392-1374 | http://ward39.blogspot.ca/

Councillor Frank Di Giorgio | Ward 12 York South-Weston |  councillor_digiorgio@toronto.ca | 416-392-4066 | http://www.toronto.ca/councillors/digiorgio1.htm

Councillor Doug Ford | Ward 2 Etobicoke North |  councillor_dford@toronto.ca | 416-397-9255 | http://dougford.ca/

Councillor Chin Lee | Ward 41 Scarborough-Rouge River |  councillor_lee@toronto.ca | 416-392-1375 | http://www.toronto.ca/councillors/lee1.htm

Councillor Peter Milczyn | Ward 5 Etobicoke-Lakeshore |  councillor_milczyn@toronto.ca | 416-392-4040 | www.petermilczyn.com | @PeterMilczyn

Councillor James Pasternak | Ward 10 York Centre | councillor_pasternak@toronto.ca | 416-392-1371 | www.jamespasternak.ca | @JamesPasternak


4) SPREAD THE WORD
Please pass on this message and check out our new Beautiful City facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Beautifulcity.ca . Feel free to change your profile photos to the purple flyer you see above and share the flyer through Twitter/Facebook. If you need more info please check out the policy document here: http://bit.ly/SBxW3g .

Thank you for your time and help. Many hands and mouths makes for light work.

Cheers!
BeautifulCity.ca




 


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