More on the same from the SJ Mercury News.
S.J. arts funding increases for first time since 2001-02
By Mark de la Viña
The San Jose City Council on Tuesday approved the first increase in arts funding in four years, awarding $2 million in grants to 55 arts groups for fiscal year 2005-06.
The funding jump, up from $1.8 million last year, is the first since 2001-02 when the city awarded $3.9 million in grants. Before Tuesday's vote, arts funding had steadily declined each fiscal year, which begins July 1 ends June 30.