Fife will soon likely have its own arts commission.
The City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance creating the commission Tuesday night. It will have from five to 12 members, including a student.
The volunteer commission will work to incorporate art into city-owned public places and “encourage public programs to promote the fine, visual, literary and performing arts,” according to the council-approved ordinance.
A majority of the committee members will be Fife residents. The Puyallup Tribe and the Fife Regional Chamber of Commerce will each recommend a member. One member will be a local school student and one will be an art instructor.
The City Council also initially approved spending $10,000 from the city’s general fund for the creation of the arts commission and its projects. A vote on final adoption is scheduled for April 12.
A few details must still be worked out before people can apply and be appointed by the City Council to the new commission. For more information, call City Hall at 253-922-2489 or visit www.cityoffife.org.