NY Mayor Reinvents So-Called “Decency Council”

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is reinventing former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s so-called “Decency Council” – the Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission. “The commission, largely ignored in recent years, was reconstituted by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a decency panel in April 2001 after the Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibited works he found offensive. But Bloomberg apparently has another model in mind: a ‘working board’ full of established art enthusiasts, some of whom just might write out a hefty check in a pinch.”