Columbus Ticket Fee Proposal
Columbus and Franklin County have rapidly gained stature as Ohio’s most successful community, the heart of a premier Midwestern and national region. The presence of non-profit arts and culture and professional sports and entertainment attractions here is a major reason. These dynamic sectors of our economy and community are responsible for thousands of jobs, billions in economic benefits, endless opportunities for children and youth, and critical energy for our quality of life.
But these two sectors, vibrant as they are, need additional public investment to prevent the erosion of quality offerings and facilities. Multiple studies have indicated the need for more public funding in the arts, including the Funding Review and Advisory Council (FRAC) convened by Mayor Coleman in 2012. During the past five years we have engaged in a continuous process of study and planning, alongside work and engagement with others in the community in pursuit of a fair and viable solution to successfully address the problem and prepare us for the next 25 years of growth in Columbus.
That’s why Columbus City Council is being asked by the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority to consider a 7% fee on tickets and admissions sold in the City of Columbus. On this page you’ll find more information about our efforts to-date, along with talking points, research and media coverage.
If you have questions, please contact Jami Goldstein at email@example.com.
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