The way Ann Arbor rolls
July 28, 2010
"The debate in Ann Arbor, where firefighters are being laid off due to a multimillion dollar budget deficit, is over an $850,000 piece of art.
"That's how much the city has agreed to pay German artist Herbert Dreiseitl for a three-piece water sculpture that would go in front of the new police and courts building right by the City Hall."
Even in properous times, publicly-funded art has little excuse. But when you're laying off firefighters? Sheesh.