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Jersey City voters approve Arts and Culture Trust Fund; raises property taxes

Nov 04, 2020, 9:27pmUpdated on Nov 04, 2020

By: News 12 Staff

Jersey City voters have approved a measure to support the arts.

“I think this is a game-changer for the arts in Jersey City,” says actress Heather Wahl.

Wahl is the founding artistic director of the Speranza Theatre Company – a Jersey City nonprofit that produces plays by and about women. She says that she believes voters approving an arts and culture trust fund does two important things.

“Add support to organizations that are just getting started and support organizations that are established continue to present to the community,” she says.

Jersey City voters voted to pay slightly more in property taxes. The money will be dedicated to providing grants to the visual and performing arts and arts education in the city. The trust fund is the first of its kind in the state.

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