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Council President Clay Yarborough's letter about MOCA 'pornography'

From: Yarborough, Clay
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:41 PM
To: Hand, Chris
Subject: Pornographic display at MOCA
Importance: High

Chris,

Upon entering the Laura Street doors today at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), I saw a large picture on display straight ahead hanging on the lower right corner of the gallery wall of a woman with bare breasts exposed and laying in a questionable position. Given that any member of the public, including children of all ages can enter, and are in fact encouraged to do so, as City Council President I take great offense on behalf of the people of Jacksonville that the City would accept this. The City of Jacksonville is currently budgeted to give MOCA $233,029 in taxpayer funds for the current fiscal year. Unless Mayor Brown supports this inappropriate, pornographic display, and accepts that anyone, including children can enter and see it, I insist that you immediately cause to be pulled all funding designated for MOCA for the current fiscal year or otherwise explain how this will be addressed within 24 hours.

I look forward to your response.

Clay Yarborough
President
Jacksonville City Council