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Blog post: Put the public in public art

Every three years St. Albert's electorate casts ballots for the seven people they think will best represent their collective interests.

Every three years St. Albert's electorate casts ballots for the seven people they think will best represent their collective interests. The mayor and council are given the task of scrutinizing budgets and generally overseeing affairs to ensure garbage is picked up on time, roads are in good repair, streets are safe and … public art purchases?

Despite backgrounds in mostly business and education, city councillors will put on their curatorial hats Monday, when they decide whether to open the public purse to purchase fives sculptures at a cost of $232,500, maintenance not included.

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