Mayoral candidates discuss parks and arts

Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted: April 24, 2015

Parks and arts - what's not to like?

Very little, if you asked a cluster of would-be Philadelphia mayors at a Wednesday night forum dedicated to green space and cultural vitality.

Only Republican candidate Melissa Murray Bailey said she would not restore the 40 percent cut Mayor Nutter has proposed for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund next year. The fund, which provides general operating aid to nearly 300 organizations, received $3.14 million this year; Nutter proposes $1.8 million for next year.