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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fiddling with Nero

Mayor Sam Adams and the Regional Arts & Culture Council are pleased to announce a new volunteer role in the City of Portland – the Creative Laureate. This program seeks to select a creative professional to serve as the City’s “cultural ambassador” and as an advocate for the vibrant and engaged creative community in Portland. The Laureate will utilize the position and the Office of the Mayor as a platform from which to inspire and promote the diverse and dynamic array of Portland’s creative communities, organizations, businesses and individuals. The Laureate will be selected annually to serve a one-year term.

Comments (10)

To paraphrase one of the great cultural landmarks of the latter half of the Twentieth Century, "Ruprecht's going to enjoy Portland's wide open spaces. He loves to run and run and run."

Dear Mayor Adams, you are on your way out: Please, stop doing things.

That's a good one, TX Trif! Adams sure is dirty & rotten.

Another less than priority adgenda item the next mayor needs get rid of.

Maybe that "performance artist" that was hired to wander around SoWat to entertain the Urban Pioneers is available.

One more piece of evidence pointing towards the trend that anyone involved in the city government thinks that money is an unending resource, which can be thrown about in any manner that they please.

I'm waiting for the City finances to crash and burn, making San Bernardino and Modesto look like non-events.

File this under "You can't make this stuff up."

Nomination: The Human Statue who hangs out in front of Pioneer Place.

I'm going to buck the trend and nominate Nina Montenegro.

See http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2012/08/depaving_the_wild.html

(By the way, that is "depave", not "deprave").

"The nominees will have distinguished themselves in any of a broad and inclusive range of creative practices including (but not limited to)...gaming..."

Since only state government and its licensees and can legally run "gaming" operations in Portland, I look forward to the proprietor of a video poker facility applying for the position.

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