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Help Make D.M. a Music Capital
Des Moines Register
February 17, 2006
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This new seven-member volunteer group advises the City Council and mayor on ways to make that happen.
That might include reviewing ways to enhance public spaces to better accommodate concerts or re-examining city ordinances banning public dancing after 2 a.m. or governing the posting of fliers announcing events.
To make the best recommendations to the council, the commission wants to hear from the public.
"We need your ideas and suggestions to do this right," said Jason Walsmith, music commissioner and member of the band the Nadas.
You can do that by sharing your ideas at an upcoming forum — ideas that may help Iowa's capital city become a destination for artists, improve quality of life and spur economic development.