CITY HALL — Continuing to sculpt Burbank’s reputation as an art-friendly community, the City Council on Tuesday approved a change to an ordinance that will allow developers to contribute some of their budget to the Burbank Arts Education Foundation.
“We all know the importance arts education has for our children and teenagers,” Burbank resident Barbara Beckley said. “California is dead last in per-capita support of arts. This is a wonderful opportunity to take the next step to move toward the goal of continuing to provide ongoing, meaningful arts education for those in the Burbank school system.”
The original Art in Public Places ordinance required that a development project with a construction budget more than $500,000 or a multi-family residential project with a budget of at least $1.5 million contribute 1% of its revenues toward an art installation in the city, according to officials with the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department.