CS to Continue Arts Council Discussion

A discussion about the Arts Council is once again set for College Station's council meeting Thursday night.

In the wake of the arrest and indictment of former Arts Council Director P. David Romei, the city council will likely take steps to impose more stringent reporting requirements.

The amount the arts council will receive for the coming year has already been agreed upon. In a 6-1 vote, the city council agreed to provide $440,000 as part of the coming year's budget, though they also created a subcommittee to review the use of that money every 90 days.

The City of College Station continues to examine how past funding was used by the arts council.

Romei is accused of spending city and arts money for his own personal use. He was arrested in August, and subsequently lost his job with the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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