The North Adams City Council's General Government Committee is going to review a controversial proposal that would strip the Public Arts Commission of its decision-making power.

The Berkshire Eagle reports the council unanimously agreed Tuesday to refer ordinance revisions proposed by Mayor Thomas Bernard to the General Government Committee.

The committee will delve into the issue at an upcoming meeting with the commission.

The proposal would rewrite the ordinance that governs that commission and remove its authority to acquire, install, or remove art on public property, instead of vesting those powers in the mayor's office.

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