Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thanks to Rad, the County Has Cultural Depth That's Enviable

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Thanks to Rad, the County Has Cultural Depth That's Enviable

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On behalf of the arts and culture community, I want to thank the Allegheny Regional Asset District for the good news of the 2017 budget, which makes operating increases to many assets, much-needed discretionary capital for infrastructure, and renewed funding for accessibility - ensuring that patrons with disabilities can enjoy the arts.

We're not Los Angeles or New York City, so it may come as a surprise that Allegheny County is the envy of many cultural epicenters, including our friends across the commonwealth, because we're fortunate to reap the benefits of RAD.

Fifty percent of Allegheny County's additional 1 percent sales tax is given to RAD to support regional assets that benefit our lives: libraries, parks and recreation, arts and culture, and sports and civic facilities. In 2017, RAD will distribute $98.4 million. …

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