Our budget is a reflection of our values. Ken will fight to ensure that we increase our budget to the Arts and to our Parks. Ken will advocate to devote one percent of our budget to supporting the arts while also providing one percent of our budget to the Parks Department. Such a budget allocation is an investment in the future of our city and the environment. This funding increase can be used to create more partnerships between our world-class cultural institutions and our public schools, which will provide a much needed boost in their cultural offerings.