Why is it that frequently, when trying to seek zoning changes, is the carrot live/work space for artist? Or fees from a new proposed Billboard tax ($18 million)going towards......... - An historic 53% increase to the annual municipal funding available to all artists, festivals and arts institutions. - And, close to $100 000.00 dollars for public realm improvement for each Toronto ward including projects such as greening every year. - As well, as over $300 000.00 annually for each of the 13 priority neighbourhoods to fund accessible youth arts programming. - Topped by hiring 17 dedicated officers to enforce the new billboard bylaw and collect fines. Along with the community improvement grants frequently going towards public art. Is this going to far?