Ruth Wilson, Office
of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), explained why
the legislation is needed, and how the Art in Public Places Program has
operated previously. Ms. Wilson responded to questions regarding
which option outlined in the draft legislation is the one the office is
currently executing. Ms. Myers provided input on the nature of current
statutory language. Discussion ensued regarding the need for the
legislation. Discussion returned to which option comports with current
practice. Discussion ensued regarding how Art in Public Places money
is currently being spent. Ms. Wilson responded to questions regarding
why it takes three years to spend money on an Art in Public Places installation.
Discussion again returned to which option comports with current practice.