Cuenca’s Permanent Committee of Festivities budget was cut by 50% as part of a larger restructuring of services that includes having an independent committee be part of the Municipal Direction of Culture. The other plus 50 percent will be held in escrow until legal issues over how the committee operates are settled. According to vice-mayor Ruth Caldas, who overlooks the committee, a main concern among those working under the current festivities committee is that they will have to work under the Municipal Direction of Culture; currently this organization does not have any legal capacity or administrative manpower to execute the…
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